Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gods And Goddesses: Belenus

Belenus is the Celtic sun god known under several names including Bile, Bel, Belenos and Beli. During the time of the Romans, he was identified with the god Apollo. Belenus also has his own festival on May 1st known as Beltaine.
Worship of Belenus in the ancient past occurred across Europe, likely including Britain.

Belenus is described as someone with a thick moustache, large eyes and a heavy brow. Belenus himself is associated with fire, light and healing springs, but notabily has lakes and rivers under his domain.

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