Celtic Pantheon Quick Guide
Abandus – God of Godmanchester in Huntingdonshire.
Ambisagrus – The persistent.
Andraste – The goddess of victory, invoked by Boudicca during her uprising in AD60.
Aramo – The gentle god.
Arawn – Welsh god of the underworld or Annwn. He was the keeper of a magic cauldron.
Arduinna – Goddess associated with the wild boar.
Arianhrod – Her name means the silver wheel, which suggests the moon. She was a sky goddess and the mother aspect of the triple goddess. Mother of Dylan and Llyn Llaw Gyffes.
Balisama – The goddess of the river Mersey.
Belenos – God associated with fire.
Blodeuwedd – Welsh goddess associated with flowers and the moon, maiden of the triple goddess. She was turned into an owl by Gwydion.
Bran – Welsh and Irish hero of giant size, he is associated with the protection of Britain.
Branwen – Sister of Bran and the daughter of Llyr, she is associated with love and beauty.
Brigantia – Goddess associated with cattle, poetry and learning. The Brigantes, one of the largest British Celtic tribes of the late Iron Age were named after her.
Cailleach Bheur – The Scottish blue-faced winter hag, probably once worshiped as the crone aspect of the earth mother.
Ceridwen – Goddess of fertility and poetry, she was also seen as the dark aspect of the triple goddess.
Cernunnos – The lord of the forest or the horned god, the male aspect of nature.
Coventina – The goddess of a sacred well in the Roman fortification at Carrowborough, Northumberland. She was venerated with votive offerings.
Deva – Goddess of the river Dee and other rivers with similar root names.
Dylan – Son of Gwydion and Arianhrod, he is associated with the sea and the symbol of a silver fish.
Elaine – Welsh goddess, the maiden aspect of the triple goddess.
Epona – Horse goddess adopted by the Romans.
Gwyethyr – Welsh god of the upper world, a counterpart to Gwynn ap Nudd.
Gwydion – Welsh god of wisdom father of Dylan and LLyn Llaw Gyffes. He is associated with magic and shapeshifting.
Gwynn ap Nudd – God of the underworld believed to reside under Glastonbury tor.
Herne the Hunter – Antler headed leader of the wild hunt, who haunted Windsor Great Park in Berkshire. A story suggests he was a royal huntsman who committed suicide, but the root of his name stems from Cernunnos the horned god.
Llew Llaw Gyffes – Welsh solar god, son of Gwydion and Arianhrod.
Llud / Lud – God of London, once known as Lud’s fortress.
Llyr – Welsh god of the sea and wate,r probably derived from the Irish god Lir.
Mannanan Mac Lir – Welsh and Irish god of the sea, the Isle of Man is named after him.
Maponus – God of hunting and youth, identified with Appollo.
Math – God of the underworld and the patron of magic.
Morrigan – Celtic Goddess of War and the Battlefield. Associated with war, courage, carnage, Ravens, and death.
Nodens – God of Lydney in Gloucestershire, he was the father of Gwynn ap Nudd, and was associated with healing.
Rhiannon – Goddess of horses.
Scatha / Scathach – The warrior queen of the Isle of Skye who taught Cuchulainn.
Taliesin – Associated with bards, poetry, wisdom and music.