Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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stuff in the back of my mind

Epona, the Horse Goddess
I know the imagery is kinda cheesy.


celtic design

Relief Epona





In Gallo-Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses, donkeys, and mules. She was particularly a goddess of fertility, as shown by her attributes of a patera, cornucopia, ears of grain and the presence of foals in some sculptures (Reinach, 1895). H. Hubert[1] suggested that the goddess and her horses were leaders of the soul in the after-life ride, with parallels in Rhiannon of the Mabinogion. Unusually for a Celtic deity, most of whom were associated with specific localities, the worship of Epona, "the sole Celtic divinity ultimately worshipped in Rome itself,"[2] was widespread in the Roman Empire between the first and third centuries CE.
Epona. Wikipedia

3 comments:

  1. Aw I love learning about different gods of old! And here I thought Epona was a horse you rode on, in Zelda 64....

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