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In Celtic polytheism, Andarta was a goddess worshiped in southern Gaul. Inscriptions to her have been found in southern France and in Bern, Switzerland;[1] the name has traditionally be translated as "Great/Big Bear", but a more critical analysis of the name in 2018 by linguist Blanca María Prósper offers the translation "Well-fixed, Staying firm", [2]



  1. ^ McKillop, James (1998), "Andarta", A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology ((subscription or UK public library membership required)) (online ed.), Oxford University Press, retrieved 7 August 2011
  2. ^ Prósper, Blanca María, "The Venetic Inscription from Monte Manicola and Three termini publici from Padua: A Reappraisal", in: Journal of Indo-European Studies 46, Number 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2018, pp. 1-61 (p. 12).


  • MacKillop, James (1998), Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-280120-1