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Celtic Gods and Goddesses

The Complete List of Prominent Celtic Gods and Goddesses

There is very limited knowledge about Celtic Gods and Goddesses because the Druid priests of the Celts would not write down their stories and existence. The stories were transmitted orally till the Romans of the 1st century B.C., the Irish monks of the 6th century, and the Welsh writers wrote the traditional stories
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Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
The Celts were very spiritual, and conceived the idea of reincarnation and the journey of a soul to the afterlife beyond death. They did not consider punishing someone after death. The Celtic Pantheon believed in 3 aspects of the Irish Celtic Gods and Goddesses, 3 aspects of a single God. The teachings of the Druids could be summarized very easily―worship the Gods, be strong, brave, and do 'no' evil. They also comprised many female deities of chief importance rating from war Goddesses, mother Goddesses, to ruling Goddesses. Human sacrifices were made either with the blade, or by drowning or burning them. It was believed that a life must be sacrificed for another life―either by murder, killed by accident, torturous illness, or to be saved from the cruelty of battle. Although, this exercise was not used much at all in Ireland and Britain.
Females were equal to males and deemed just as much power, and the priestesses were highly idolized. They would sing the dying men/women to sleep, performed charms and enchantments, predicted the future, had powers to heal someone, and much more. A cauldron (large pot), bowl, or pool was considered to be one of the central attributes of their groves. Curses were cast if any women were mistreated. War Goddesses considered red-hair females very sacred, as their hair was the color of blood.
List of Celtic Gods and Goddesses
If we believed the ancient world, there were two different types of deities worshiped by the people―general and local. Across the entire Celtic world, the archaeological facts claim that there are more than 360 Celtic mythology deities, however, only about 20 occur more than once. The ancient Gods and Goddesses inclined to be very local with the personal names to fit the location and the people who lived in the region. They would exist side by side with the people and were very real. They were not worshiped, but they were respected and honored. When the people in the region needed a favor, they would ask for help, and in return, they would have to make promises or offerings to them to keep them happy.
Abarta ♂
Location
- Ireland
Rules Over - Understands the destructive nature of jealousy; teamwork
Description - God of the Tuatha Dé Danann―Performer of feats.

Accasbel ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Mabon vine harvest, Beltane's blessing of the meade
Description - A Partholan who is credited with constructing the first tavern in Ireland, most likely was an early God of wine or meade.

Achtland ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Sex magic
Description - Goddess queen, whom no mortal man could sexually satisfy; so she took a giant from the fairy realm as her mate.

Addanc/Afanc ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Erasing an event/person/etc. from your mind, erasing unwanted thoughts so you can have a fresh start
Description - Primordial God who created and rode the crest of the flood near his home on the Lake of Waves and was once a deity worshiped by the people of the lake region but who is now reduced to fairy or evil demigod.

Adsullata ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Purification, solar magic
Description - Goddess of hot springs who came to Brittany from Celtic Gaul. A minor sun Goddess in her own right before the time when the Celts banished the majority of their sun images to male deities and their moon images to female deities.

Aerten/Aeron ♀
Location - Wales, Cornish
Rules Over - Peace, overcoming enemies
Description - Goddess of fate who controlled over the result of war between several Celtic clans.

Aesun ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Early Irish God whose name means "to be." Most likely part of a lost creation myth. Aesun was also known by the Persians, Umbria, and Scandinavia.

Aeval/Aebhel ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Lust, sex magic, wisdom in making judgments
Description - Goddess who in popular legend is a fairy, who held a midnight court to hear the debate on whether the men of her province were keeping their women sexually satisfied or not.

Agrona ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - War, slaughter
Description - Slaughter goddess, often equated with the Morrígu.

Aibell ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Protection, music, earth magic, ecological magic
Description - Goddess of Munster whose legends were almost lost until she was 'demoted' to a fairy queen.

Aibheaog ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Healing, Midsummer well rituals
Description - Fire goddess who had a magic well that contained mighty healing powers, effective against toothache as long as the requester left a small white stone at the well to represent the decayed tooth.

Aife/Aoife ♀
Location - Ireland, Scotland
Rules Over - Protection, general knowledge, teaching, path-working, lessons of the threefold law
Description - Goddess and queen of the Isle of Shadow.

Aimend ♀
Location - Ireland, Scotland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Minor Sun Goddess who is thought to be the daughter of the king of the region known as Corco Loidhe.

Aine of Knockaine ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Crops and cattle
Description - Moon Goddess who was connected with the Summer Solstice.

Airmid ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Magic, healing, learning, herbalism, understanding family loyalty, inspiration to craftspeople
Description - Goddess of medicine and all healing arts to the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Albion ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Son of a forgotten Sea God who may have been part of a lost creation myth and was once said to rule the Celtic world. His name became the poetic name for Britain.

Alisanos ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility
Description - Gaulish God of stones, about whom very little is known. Probably a deity of the standing stones of Brittany.

Almha ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Basically all her myths are lost to us today. She was a Goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann and that a hill in southern Ireland was named for her.

Ambisagrus/Bussumarus ♂
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Weather magic, leadership
Description - Originally from Gaul, where this Celtic identity was lost during the Roman seize where he took all the characteristics of the Roman God Jupiter.

Ancasta ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - A Goddess who survives only in her name through a dedication on a stone in Hampshire. It is a theory she is related toAndraste.

Andraste ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Overcoming enemies
Description - War Goddess who was aroused on the eve of the battle to bring favor, and possibly ritual sacrifices were given to her.

Angus Mac Og ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Youth, love, music magic, protection of lovers, dream work, creativity and beauty
Description - One of the Tuatha De Dannan who had a golden harp that could create incredibly sweet music. He had a fairy palace on the banks of the Boyne.

Anu/Anann/Catana ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fertility, prosperity, comfort, health, cattle
Description - Mother Earth, Great Goddess, Greatest of all Goddesses, another aspect of the Morrígu. The fertility Goddess, who often formed a trinity with Badb and Macha.

Arawn/Arawyn ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Revenge, terror, war, spirit contact, picking magical names, strengthening friendships, reincarnation
Description - King of Hell, God of Annwn. Ruled the underground kingdom of the dead.

Ard Greimme ♂
Location - Ireland, Scotland
Rules Over - Fire magic
Description - Father of the famed warrior sisters, Aife and Scáthach. Once a Sun God.

Ardwinna ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Animals, familiars, woodlands
Description - Woodland and animal Goddess who stalked the forests ofArdennes riding a wild boar.

Ariadne ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Protection, magic, manifestation, time
Description - The only Greek Goddess known to have been worshiped in Celtic Gaul. Her name is derived from the word arachnid.

Arianrhod ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Beauty, fertility, reincarnation
Description - Keeper of the circling Silver Wheel of Stars, a symbol of time and karma. Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess and is honored at the full moon.

Arnamentia ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Healing and purification
Description - Goddess of spring waters who was once a minor solar deity.

Artaius ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Sheep, cattle
Description - God of sheep and cattle herders from Celtic Gaul. Later, the Romans identified him with Mercury.

King Arthur ♂
Location - Wales, Cornwall
Rules Over - Nearly anything is said to be able to be helped by King Arthur
Description - Most likely based on a seventh-century king named Artorius, who led the fight to drive the Saxons from Britain, and later his legend was merged with that of a now-forgotten father/sacrificial God.

Artio ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility, animals, strength, courage
Description - Bear Goddess whose shrine once stood in what is now Bern, Switzerland. She is usually depicted as being surrounded by full baskets and animals.

Badb/Badb Catha ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Life, wisdom, inspiration, enlightenment
Description - The cauldron of ever-producing life, war goddess and wife of Net, mother aspect of Triple Goddess; also, linked with the cauldron, crows, and ravens.

Baile of the Honeyed Speech ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Speeches, ideas, impressing someone, mental activity, speaking, love magic, protection for lovers, blessing magical wands
Description - God of Blarney, the speech valued in Irish culture.

Ban-Chuideachaidh Moire ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Childbirth
Description - Old Goddess who appears in modern Irish legends as the midwife who assisted the Christian Virgin Mary with her birth, and was also a title applied to St. Bridget.

Banba ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Repulsion of invaders
Description - Part of a triad with Fotia and Ériu. They used magic to repel invaders.

Barinthus ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Charioteer to the residents of the Otherworld who was most likely once a Sea or Sun God.

Bechoil ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Goddess whose legends have been lost. Perhaps an early version of Dana.

Becuma ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Overcoming jealousy
Description - Tuatha Goddess who ruled over magical boats and had a weakness for sleeping with High Kings at Tara.

Bel/Beltene ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Science, healing, hot springs, fire, success, prosperity, purification, crops vegetation, fertility, cattle
Description - Closely connected with the Druids. His name was seen in festivals of Beltane/Beltain. Cattle were also driven through the bonfires for purification and fertility.

Belisama ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Goddess of the Mersey River.
Berecynthia ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Elemental earth magic, fertility
Description - An Earth Goddess, perhaps even a local goddess.

Bladud ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Protection, employment, any endeavors governed by the Sun
Description - Sun God who is associated with the sacred English hot spring known as Aquae Sulis. Depicted as a very virile male figure with flaming hair.

Blai ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fairy contact
Description - A Fairy Queen with a burgh of her own Drumberg. Represents a personal or mascot deity to Ossian.

Blathnat ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Abundance, fertility
Description - Probably a form of the more popular Welsh Goddess,Blodeuwedd.

Blodeuwedd/Wlodwin ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Flowers, wisdom, lunar mysteries, initiations
Description - Lily maid of Celtic initiation ceremonies. Known as the Ninefold Goddess of the Western Isles of Paradise. Created by Math andGwydion as a wife for Lleu.

Bo Dhu ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fertility, anti-hunger, prosperity
Description - Black cow Goddess who helped bring fertility to barren Ireland.

Bo Find ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fertility, anti-hunger, prosperity
Description - "White cow." This is how she manifested long ago on the barren and fruitless mass that would become green Ireland.

Bo Ruadh ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fertility, anti-hunger, prosperity
Description - Red cow Goddess who helped bring fertility to barren Ireland.

Boann/Boyne ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Healing, fertility, water magic
Description - Goddess of the river Boyne.

Bodua ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - War
Description - War Goddess much like the Irish Badb.

Bormanus ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Thought to be one of the earliest Celtic Gods. Nothing is known about him today, though he may have later surfaced as Borvo, a Breton God of hot springs.

Borvo ♂
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Healing
Description - God of hot springs who replaced his mother, Sirona, in this function when her story was patriarchalized. The spring he ruled had great healing powers.

Bran The Blessed/Bran MacFebal ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Prophecy, the arts, leaders, war, the sun, music, writing
Description - A giant associated with ravens.

Branwen/Branwyn ♀
Location - Manx, Wales
Rules Over - Love, beauty
Description - Venus of the Northern Seas, of the three matriarchs of Britain. Lady of the Lake.

Breasal ♂
Location - Wales, Cornwall
Rules Over - Name spirit contact, guidance and protection for travelers and explorers
Description - High King of the entire planet who made his home in the Otherworld which is sometimes called Hy- or I-Breasal in his honor.

Bregon ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Minor Celtic figure who plays a role as either the human son of Milesius or the divine father of Bile and Ith.

Brenos ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - War God to whom the victories at Allia and Delphi were attributed.

Briant ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Water magic
Description - Goddess of the river which holds her name.

Brigantia/Britannia ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Sovereignty, self-control, leadership, protection of your land, prosperity
Description - A Goddess of sovereignty and often thought of as the Brigit of England. In 1667 Charles I had her face placed on the coinage where it remains today, reviving an old custom, first instated by the Romans who adopted her as their.

Brigit/Brigindo ♀
Location - Ireland, Wales, Spain, France
Rules Over - Fire, fertility, the hearth, all feminine arts and crafts, martial arts, healing, physicians, agriculture, inspiration, learning, poetry, divination, prophecy, smithcraft, animal husbandry, love, witchcraft, occult knowledge
Description - Associated with Imbolc. She had an exclusive female priesthood at Kildare and an ever-burning fire. She had 19 priestesses representing the 19-year cycle of the Celtic "Great Year."

Bronach ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Crone Goddess linked to forgotten Samhain rituals. Reclaim this forgotten Samhain Goddess at your own seasonal rites.

Caer Ibormeith ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Dreams, prophetic dreams, falling asleep, music magic
Description - Usually thought of as a Goddess of sleep and dreams and a less violent version of Mare.

Cailleach ♀
Location - Ireland, Scotland, Manx
Rules Over - Disease, plague, cursing, wisdom, seasonal rites, weather magic
Description - Goddess in her Destroyer aspect.

Caireen ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Children, protection
Description - Once a protective Mother Goddess, a defender of youth and patron of children. Associated with holly leaves.

Cally Berry ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Weather forecasting, animal magic, ecological magic
Description - Often equated with the Cailleach Bheur of Scotland, although in northern Irish legends, she appears as a maiden Goddess, representation of spring, the hunt and guardian of animals.

Campestres ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility
Description - Campestres is the Roman name of a lost Goddess of fields that was probably a fertility or harvest Goddess in Celtic Gaul.

Camulos ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - War
Description - War God from the region of Colchester which was once called by the Latin name Camulodunum in his honor.

Canola ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Music magic, dream work, inspiration
Description - Believed to be one of the oldest of the Irish deities, Canolawas the inventor of Ireland's long loved symbol, the harp.

Caolainn ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Wisdom, healing, fertility
Description - Goddess who was the guardian/queen of a magical well in County Roscommon in western Ireland. She helped grant wishes, usually ones which taught the wishers that they didn't really want what they thought they did.

Carman ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Banishing magic
Description - Goddess of County Wexford and source name for LochGarman, who was once honored at Lughnasadh. It is believed she has roots in the Greek grain Goddess, Demeter.

Carravogue ♀
Location - Ireland, Britain
Rules Over - Self-responsibility, reincarnation, earth magic
Description - Local Crone Goddess from County Meath who was transformed into a huge snake for eating forbidden berries.

Cathubodia ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - War, earth magic
Description - Occasionally seen as a Breton version of the Irish earth Goddess Banbha, most likely with origins in Gaul. Thought to be a war Goddess who shares Badb's energies.

Cebhfhionn ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Healing, mental powers, knowledge
Description - Goddess of inspiration who was usually found next to the legendary Well of Knowledge from which she filled an endless vessel. She kept this sacred water from humans, feeling they could not handle its power.

Cernunnos ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Virility, fertility, animals, physical love, Nature, woodlands, reincarnation, crossroads, wealth, commerce, warriors, hunt, magic, sacrifice
Description - The Horned God, God of Nature, God of the Underworld. The Druids knew him as Hu Gadarn, the Horned God of Fertility.

Cerridwen ♀
Location - Wales, Scotland
Rules Over - Death, fertility, regeneration, inspiration, magick, astrology, herbs, science, poetry, spells, knowledge, wisdom, past lives, divination
Description - Moon Goddess, Grain Goddess. Welsh Bards called themselves Cerddorion (sons of Cerridwen). The Bard, Taliesin, founder of their craft was said to be born of Cerridwen and to have tasted a potent from her magic cauldron of inspiration.

Cessair ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Strength, perseverance, leadership, foresight, water magick, new beginnings
Description - Of the race known as the Partholans who were among the first to occupy Ireland, she is the first ruler of Ireland. Well-known pre-Celtic Mother Goddess figure much like Dana. She led a journey ofPartholans to the "western edge of the world" forty days before the great flood.

Cethlion ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Prophecy, divination
Description - Goddess of the Formorians who was called "crooked teeth." She prophesied the fall of her people to the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Chlaus Haistic ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Magic, druids
Description - Ancient Goddess of unknown function who came down to earth as a powerful witch. Probably a crone Goddess.

Cian ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Love magic
Description - God of medicine who went to retrieve a cow which had been stolen by Balor. Father of Lugh. Son of Diancecht. Husband of Ethne.

Cliodna ♀
Location - Ireland, Scotland
Rules Over - Spirit contact, appreciation, beauty, water magic
Description - Tuatha Dé Danann Sea and Otherworld Goddess who usually took the form of a sea bird and therefore symbolized the Celtic afterlife.

Clota ♀
Location - Scotland, England, Wales
Rules Over - Water magic
Description - Well-known Goddess and namesake of the River Clyde. The waters in which she governed were believed to be especially useful in controlling seizures.

Coinchend ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Spirit contact
Description - A semi-divine warrioress whose home was in the Otherworld.

Condatis ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Water magic
Description - God of confluence whose sacred places were wherever two rivers or bodies of water met.

Condwiramur ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Discovering your own feminine power, help in discovering the ancient grail mysteries, sovereignty
Description - Goddess of sovereignty who appears shortly in the Grail legends as the wife of Sir Percival in which she is wedded and then bedded by Percival who then immediately sets off for the Grail castle to which he is finally admitted.

Corchen ♀
Location - Ireland, Manx
Past lives, earth magic, reincarnation
Description - Ancient snake Goddess about whom very little is known. She was probably once a regional mother earth Goddess, or Goddess of rebirth.

Corra ♀
Location - Scotland
Rules Over - Divination, prophecy
Description - Prophecy Goddess who regularly appeared in the form of a crane. She symbolizes transcendent knowledge and transitions to the Otherworld.

Coventina ♀
Location - Scotland
Rules Over - Time, new beginnings, life cycles, wishes, protection of birds, divination, inspiration of self
Description - One of the most potent of the Celtic river Goddesses. Most likely Roman in origin. She was also the Goddess of featherless flying creatures which may have symbolized some type of blockage to passing into the Otherworld.

Cred ♀
Location - Ireland, Scotland
Rules Over - Love magic, searching for the perfect mate, keeping secrets, spirit contact
Description - Fairy Queen Goddess who is associated with Dana'smountains, the Paps of Anu. She vowed never to sleep until she found a man who could create for her the most majestic poem ever penned.

Credne ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Self-defense, inspiration of artistic endeavors, blessing tools
Description - God of metallurgy and smithing who worked in bronze. He created all the Tuatha's weapons with the goldsmith Goibniu and the woodworker Luchtain.

Creiddylad ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Love, courage, strength of will and flowers
Description - Connected with Beltane and often called the May Queen. Goddess of summer flowers.

Crobh Dearg ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - "The Red Claw." War Goddess who is possibly a form of the crone Goddess of battle Badb. A Leinster fortress was named for her.

Cromm Cruaich ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Harvest, dark festivals, death, passing over rituals, otherworld contact
Description - Ancient deity about which little is known about today. Seen as a harvest, death and sacrificial God. It is thought human sacrifices were once made to him at Samhain.

The Crone ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Third aspect of the Triple Goddess. She signifies old age or death, winter, the end of all things, the waning moon, post-menstrual phases of women's lives, all destruction that comes before regeneration through her cauldron of rebirth.

Cronos ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Minor harvest and Sun God with Greek roots who was imprisoned with his subordinate deities on a western island which could have been a Land of the Dead.

Cyhiraeth ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Water magic, passing over (death), fairy contact, inner-transformation
Description - Goddess of streams who later became thought of as a fairy spirit who was a portent of death, very similar to Ireland's Beansidhe or Cornwall's Washer at the Ford.

Cymidei Cymeinfoll ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Strength, war, past-lives, creative magic
Description - War Goddess who is always paired in stories with her husband, Llasar Llaesyfnewid. They own a magical cauldron into which they would cast warriors killed in battle.

Dahud-Ahes ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Pleasure, courage, water and sex magic, sea fairy contact
Description - Goddess of "debauchery" by her detractors, while some recent legends go so far as to make her the destroyer of her own realm through her excesses and her worship of "idols."

The Dagda ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Protection, warriors, knowledge, magic, fire, prophecy, weather, reincarnation, the arts, initiation, patron of priests, the Sun, healing, regeneration, prosperity, harps, magicians, artisans, all knowledge
Description - High King of the Tuatha Dé Danann. God of death and rebirth, master of all trades, lord of perfect knowledge.

Damara ♀
Location - England
Rules Over - Fertility
Description - Fertility Goddess associated with Beltane.

Damona ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility, abundance
Description - Cow Goddess which little is known about.

Danu ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Wizards, rivers, water, wells, prosperity, abundance, magic, wisdom
Description - Major Mother Goddess, ancestress of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Daronwy ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - In The Book of Taliesin, The "Song of Daronwy," relates adventures of this God who does not appear elsewhere in Celtic mythology.

Deae Matres
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Harvest, fertility, prosperity
Description - "Mother Goddesses." A triune of earth Goddesses given this singular Latin name on the continent.

Dechtere ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - A triplicate unto herself, this Goddess throughout her myth say she alternately takes on the images of maiden, mother and crone.

Devona ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Goddess of the rivers of Devon.

Diancecht ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Healing, medicine, regeneration, magic, silver-working
Description - Physician-magician of the Tuatha.

Dil ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fertility
Description - Very old cattle Goddess about whom nothing is known about today. She could have been a derivative of the nearly forgotten Damona of Gaul.

Dispater ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility magic
Description - Gaulish God, whose name means "the father," was a primordial God of creation who later merged with both Don andCernunnos.

Domnu ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Leadership, sea fairy contact
Description - Goddess of the Formorians, who are sometimes referred to as the Fir Domnann in her honor.

Don/Donn ♀
Location - Ireland, Wales
Rules Over - Control of the elements, eloquence
Description - Sometimes called a Goddess and sometimes called a God. Ruled over the land of the dead.

Druantia ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility, passion, sexual activities, trees, protection, knowledge, creativity
Description - "Queen of the Druids." Fir Goddess.

Dubh Lacha ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Early Irish Goddess of the sea of whom little is known. Possibly another version of the Druidess Dubh.

Dunatis ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Protection of sacred places and hiding places during rituals
Description - Gaulish Celtic God of fortifications. Protector of sacred spaces.

Dylan/Dyonas ♂
Location - Wales, Britain
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Guardian deity of the mouth of the River Conway. Symbol was a silver fish, son of Gwydion and Arianrhod.

Eadon ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Creativity
Description - Goddess of poetry who may have also been a bard.

Easal ♂
Location - Ireland, Manx
Rules Over - Prosperity, abundance
Description - God of abundance and prosperity who came into legend as King of the Golden Pillars.

Ebhlinne ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fire magic
Description - Goddess of Munster who was until recent times honored at the Midsummer Sabbat in her mountain home in County Tipperary.

Echtghe/Aughty ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Believed to be another form of Dana by some, the first Great Mother Goddess of Ireland.

Eibhir ♀
Location - Ireland, Manx
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - First wife of Ossian who is described as being a yellow-haired "stranger from another land."

Eithne ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Beauty, fertility, reincarnation
Description - Old Goddess whose original form likely traveled with the Celts across the continent over many generations from the Middle East.

Elaine ♀
Location - Wales, Britain
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Maiden aspect of the Goddess.

Queen of Elphame ♀
Location - Scotland
Rules Over - Death, destruction, plague, battle, Otherworld, rebirth, fairy contact
Description - Goddess of death and disease who is often equated with the Greek Goddess Hecate.

Eostre ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Ostara, Great Rite, Fertility of pets/livestock, new ventures, reincarnation, new life
Description - Goddess for whom the Ostara Sabbat is named for a.k.a. Easter. She is viewed as spring personified.

Epona ♀
Location - Britain, Gaul
Rules Over - Fertility, maternity, protector of horses, horse-breeding, prosperity, dogs, healing springs, crops
Description - "Divine Horse." Goddess of horses, Mother Goddess, Mare.

Epos Olloatir ♂
Location - Unknown
Night, dream magic, horses
Description - Horse God often seen as either a male form of Epona or as her consort.

Erce ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Harvest festivals, earth magic
Description - Earth Mother and Harvest Goddess represented by a womb or over-flowing Horn of Plenty who is believed to be Basque in origin.

Eri of the Golden Hair ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Creation, moon
Description - Virgin Goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann. In one legend, Eriwas at the bank of a river when a man in a silver boat floated down to her on a beaming ray of the sun.

Ériu/Erin ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - One of the three queens of the Tuatha Dé Danann and daughter of the Dagda.

Essus ♂
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Fertility, harvest, spirit contact, passing over rites
Description - Harvest God worshiped in Brittany and in Gaul by the people known as the Essuvi.

Fachea ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Creativity
Description - Goddess of poetry and patron of bards.

Fea ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - War
Description - War Goddess whose root name means "the hateful one." She is a subordinate deity of the Morrígu. Daughter of Brugh and Elcmar.

Finncaev ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Love and beauty
Description - Minor Princess among the Tuatha Dé Danann. Thought to be a Goddess of love and beauty.

Finvarra ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Competitions, mental powers, fairy contact
Description - A strong God who became known as a faery king of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

Fionn MacCumhal ♂
Location - Ireland, Manx, Scotland
Rules Over - Wisdom, overcoming enemies, creation, protection, knowledge, divination
Description - Legendary giant God/Warrior of Ireland who foresaw the coming of the Milesians and banished an invading giant from Scotland.

Fland ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Water magic, lakes
Description - Daughter of woodland Goddess Flidais. A lake Goddess who is viewed in modern folklore as an evil water faery who lures swimmers to their death.

Flidais ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Forests, woodlands, wild things, wild beasts, shape-shifting
Description - She rode in a chariot drawn by deer. Ruler of wild beasts, forests, woodlands.

Garbh Ogh ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Ecological magic, seasonal rites involving the sacrificial God
Description - Giantess and Goddess of the hunt whose chariot was drawn by elks.

Garmangabis ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Goddess who was brought to Britain with the Romans and survives only through cryptic inscriptions.

Gavida ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Minor God of the forge.

Goewin ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Sovereignty
Description - Goddess of sovereignty who held the feet of Math while he reigned. She was only exempt from doing this when he went to war.

Gog ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility
Description - Consort of Magog.

Goidniu ♂
Location - Ireland, Wales
Rules Over - Blacksmiths, weapon-makers, jewelry making, brewing, fire, metal-working
Description - One of a triad of craftsmen with Luchtaine the wright and Creidne the brazier.

Goleuddydd ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Family ties, independence
Description - Sow Goddess, mother of Culwch who ran in an insane rush to the deep woodlands to give him birth. Aunt of King Arthur.

Grainne ♀
Location - Ireland, Manx, Scotland
Rules Over - Herbs, knowledge, sun, fire magic
Description - Master herbalist and sun Goddess who was the daughter of King Cormac and who married Fionn MacCumhal.

Great Father ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Lord of the winter, harvest, land of the dead, the sky, animals, mountains, lust, powers of destruction, regeneration
Description - The Horned God, The Lord. Represents the male principle of creation.

Great Mother ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Goddess of fertility, the Moon, summer, flowers, love, healing, the seas, water
Description - The Lady. Represents the female principle of creation.

Grian ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Seasonal rites, sun
Description - Fairy Goddess from County Tipperary is still thought to live in a burgh beneath Pallas Green Hill.

Guaire ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Protection
Description - Guardian God/spirit of Bruigh na Boinne and father ofEbhlinne.

Gwawl Ap Clud/Gwawn ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Solar magic
Description - Son of the Goddess Clug. Thought to be a minor sun God.

Gwen ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - A young female who was so beautiful that almost no one could live if they gazed upon her for long.

Gwydion ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Illusion, changes, the sky, healing, music magic, help, learning, mental powers
Description - Druid of the mainland gods, son of Don. Brother of Govannon, Arianrhod and Amaethon.

Gwyddno ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Water magic
Description - At one time was a sea God. Came down in legend as a monster or faery of the ocean.

Gwynn Ap Nudd ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Spirit contact, strength, passing over rituals, seasonal rites
Description - King of the Fairies and the underworld.

Gwethyr ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Opposite of Gwynn Ap Nudd. King of the Upperworld.

Habetrot ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Healing, seasonal rites, commemoration
Description - A "spinning" Goddess who is thought to either be a goddess of spell casting or the wheel of the year since "spinning" refers to them both.

Habondia ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Seasonal harvest rites, fertility, prosperity, earth magic
Description - Goddess of abundance and prosperity who was later demoted to a mere witch in medieval English lore in order to strip her of her great power in the minds of the rural folk who depended upon her benevolence for their crops and herds.

Harimella ♀
Location - Scotland
Rules Over - Protection
Description - Goddess of Tungrain origin who used to be worshiped inDunfriesshire. Most likely a Goddess of protection.

Henwen ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility, childbirth, prosperity
Description - Sow Goddess much like her Welsh counterpart, Cerridwen. She is the deity who brought abundance to the land by giving birth to an array of "litters" throughout England.

Hevydd Hen ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Father of Rhiannon. Once part of a very old oral tradition which has been lost.

Holly King and Oak King ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Two sacrificial Gods who, in the manner of such deities, are two aspects of the same being. Holly King represents the waning year, and battles the Oak King at Midsummer (probably at Beltane sometime in the past) for leadership.

The Horned God ♂
Location - Unknown
Growing things, the forest, Nature, wild animals, alertness, annihilation, fertility
Description - Opener of the Gates of Life and Death.

Ialonus ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility, gardens
Description - Fertility God who governed over all cultivated fields.

Ibath ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - A nomad who is believed to be a Tuatha ancestor/father God.

Inghean Bhuidhe
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Flower festivals, spring planting
Description - Her name means "yellow-haired girl." Much of her story has been lost, however, we do know that she was the middle girl of three sisters who made up a Triple Goddess.

Iubdan of the Faylinn ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fairy contact, wisdom
Description - An Ulster God usually known in popular legend as the king of the Ulster faeries.

Keevan of the Curling Hair ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Fertility, hunting
Description - Lover of Cliodna who may have been a God of fertility and of the hunt. All myths aside the ones of Cliodna have been lost.

Kele-De ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Feminine power and sex magic
Description - Very old Goddess whose early all-female following was allowed to flourish by the early church. Their High Priestess reserved the right to take any and all lovers they chose.

The Lady Of the Lake ♀
Location - Wales, Britain
Rules Over - Purification, healing, Great Rite, any other magical acts associated with the feminine elements
Description - To some, she is a fairy woman, but to others, she is a potent deity of life, death and regeneration.

Lassair ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Seasonal rites
Description - Goddess of Midsummer, part of a triune with her sistersLatiaran and Inghean Bhuidhe. Her name means "flame."

Latiaran ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Seasonal rites, fire magic
Description - The youngest of the three sisters who made up a Triune Goddess. Latiaran represented the first harvest of Lughnasadh.

Latis ♀
Location - England
Rules Over - Understanding the wheel of the year, mourning
Description - Lake Goddess who later became a Goddess of ale and mead.

LeFay ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Healing
Description - Goddess of the sea and of the Isle of Avalon. She was an excellent healer and drinking water bless her provided an instant cure for all.

Leucetios ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Weather Magic
Description - Thunder and storm God.

Llasar Llaesgyfnewid ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Strength, past-lives, creativity
Description - Battle God who is always paired with Cymidei Cymeinfoll, his wife.

Mabb ♀
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Warrioress believed to be a Welsh version of Ireland's QueenMaeve. Today in Welsh folklore she is a faery who brings nightmares and is a midwife to the Welsh fairy folk.

Mabon ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Any endeavor, seasonal rites, fertility rites, the hunt, death, spirit contact
Description - Minor sun God who also has power in darkness. Some traditions view him as the original being, the first God, first life carved out of the primal void of the divine womb.

MacCecht ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fertility, crops, protection magic
Description - Son of Oghma. God of the plow for the Tuatha.

MacCuill ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Water magic
Description - Minor sea God of the Tuatha Dé Danann.

MacGreine ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Sun, prosperity
Description - Son of Oghma, minor sun God of the Tuatha Dé Danann and husband of Eire.

Macha ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Cunning, sheer physical force, sexuality, fertility, dominance over males, childbirth, wisdom, overcoming enemies, past-lives
Description - One of the aspects of the triple Morrígu. Associated with ravens and crows. She is honored at Lughnassadh.

MacKay ♂
Location - Scotland
Rules Over - Fairy contact, sun
Description - MacKay's legend is possibly a reworking of an old story about a fire God.

Naas ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Goddess. Wife of Lugh, she died in County Kildare at a site which still bears her name.

Nair ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Spirit contact, Samhain rites, prosperity
Description - This Goddess is best-known for escorting High King Crebhan to the Otherworld where she gave him great treasures. Her name means "modesty."

Nehalennia ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Protection on the water
Description - Dog Goddess who was the patron deity of sea traders, perhaps an image derived from Sirius (The Dog Star, which was once an important navigational star.

Neit ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Fertility rites
Description - Tuatha Dé Danann war God who is seen as both the husband of Nemain and of the entire Morrígu tribe.

Nemetona ♀
Location - England
Rules Over - Protection of circles/groves/sacred grounds
Description - Guardian Goddess of all sacred places such as circles or magical groves.

Oanuava ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Very old Earth Goddess from Celtic Gaul. A Mother Goddess who was regionally worshiped as the source from which all life flowed.

Ogma ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Eloquence, poets, writers, physical strength, inspiration, language, literature
Description - A champion of the Tuatha who carried a huge club. He invented the Ogam script alphabet.

Pwyll ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Cunning, loyalty, fraternal love, spirit contact
Description - Sometimes the ruler of the underworld.

Ratis ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Defenses, protection
Description - Goddess of protective fortifications whose name means "of the fortress."

Rhiannon ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Horses, enchantments, fertility and the Underworld, overcoming enemies
Description - "The Great Queen." Goddess of birds and horses. She rides a swift white horse.

Rosmerta ♀
Location - Celtic Gaul and Roman Gaul
Rules Over - Healing, communication
Description - Goddess of both Celtic and Roman Gaul. After Rome conquered the region, Rosmerta was taken into the local Roman pantheon where she became a consort of their God Mercury.

Saitada ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Passing over rites, mourning
Description - She is known only from one inscription in the Tyne Valley. It is thought she was a Goddess of mourning.

Scathach ♀
Location - Ireland, Scotland
Rules Over - Blacksmiths, healing, prophecy, martial arts, protection, teaching
Description - Underworld Goddess, Goddess in her Destroyer aspect. A warrior woman and prophetess who lived in Albion, most likely on the Isle of Skye and taught the martial arts.

Segomo ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - War God called by the name Cocidius. His image is always seen with birds of prey such as the hawk or falcon.

Sequana ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Prosperity, earth magic, water magic, purification
Description - Earth Goddess who lived beneath the rivers of Britain and could only be seen if the rivers were drained or low from drought.

Sucellos ♂
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Water, death
Description - A river and death God about whom nothing but his name is known about. However, some claim he was the consort of Nantosuelta, whose name means "of the meandering stream."

Sul/Sulevia ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Healing rituals
Description - Goddess of hot springs whose sacred waters was always hot. Prince Bladud built a shrine to her near Aquae Sulis where the popular modern-day spa is located.

Taliesin ♂
Location - Wales
Rules Over - Fertility, Barley
Description - Minor barley God worshipped through the 16th century. Do not confuse him with the bard, Taliesin, though some of the famous bard's attributes were grafted onto him.

Tamara ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Creation or fortification of boundaries
Description - Goddess of the River Tamar which divides the Duchy of Cornwall from the rest of England. Most likely as much a protective force as she was a water deity.

Tamesis ♀
Location - Britain
Rules Over - Water magic
Description - Goddess of the River Thames, later replaced in patriarchal times by Llud, for whom Ludgate Hill in London is named.

Tethra ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Water magic, fairy contact, weather magic, sea
Description - King of the FirBolgs after they were banished into the sea. He is now seen as a minor death God.

Tlachtga ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Samhain rituals, Croneage rites of passage
Description - Goddess of sacrifice. She died giving birth to triplets fathered by three different men.

Tuan MacCarell ♂
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Past-lives, shape-shifting, animals, ecological magic, woodlands
Description - Nephew of Partholan was a hero who was created a God of animals and the woodlands by the mother Goddess Dana.

Uairebhuidhe ♀
Location - Ireland
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Bird Goddess whom little is known about today. Most likely a goddess of death or Otherworld. Maybe even a consort of the better-known bird God Nemglan.

Uathach
Location - Ireland, Scotland
Rules Over - Protection and strength
Description - Goddess who trained warriors to fight. One of the many mistresses Cuchulain had over his life.

Wachilt ♀
Location - Unknown
Rules Over - Unknown
Description - Minor sea Goddess later called a "witch" in English mythology. Mother of Wayland the Smith who is a German God honored in England.

White Lady ♀
Location - Known to all Celtic countries
Rules Over - Death, destruction, annihilation
Description - Dryad of Death. Queen of the Dead. The crone form of the Goddess.

As the written evidence is very little, perhaps the list may still be incomplete. It is quite fascinating to learn about these Gods and Goddesses, who once ruled the world we know now. Although, it should not be confused with the beliefs of the pre-Roman British people.