Adsullata

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In Celtic mythology, Adsullata was a river goddess of the Continental Celts associated with the River Savus (Sava) in Noricum.[1] This deity is known from a single inscription found at Saudörfel, Austria.

Later she came to Brittany from Celtic Gaul and was believed to be a goddess of hot springs and the origin of the Anglo-Celtic sun goddess, Sul.

Etymology[edit]

This theonym appears to be derived from Proto-Celtic *Ad-sūg-lat-ā; that derivation literally means (allative) "sucking liquid", which may have been a byword for the notion of "suck-giving liquid"[2] The Romano-British form of this Proto-Celtic reconstruction would likely have been *Adsuglata.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patricia Turner and Charles Russel Coulter. Dictionary of ancient deities. Oxford University Press, 2000.
  2. ^ Cf. * http://www.wales.ac.uk/documents/external/cawcs/PCl-MoE.pdf
  3. ^ Cf. http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/dwew2/diachrony.pdf