Ambisagrus


Ambisagrus

In Gallo-Roman religion, Ambisagrus was a Gaulish god worshipped at Aquileia in Cisalpine Gaul, where he was identified with Jupiter Optimus Maximus. ["L'Arbre Celtique" entry for [http://www.arbre-celtique.com/approfondissements/divinites/inventaire-div/div_liste.php?nomdiv=Ambisagrus Ambisagrus] .]

The name may be composed of the Proto-Celtic prefix *"ambi-" ('around') and root *"sagro-". [http://www.wales.ac.uk/documents/external/cawcs/PCl-MoE.pdf Proto-Celtic—English lexicon] . University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. (See also [http://www.wales.ac.uk/newpages/EXTERNAL/E4504.asp this page] for background and disclaimers.)]

Dr. John Koch at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies has suggested that this Jovian epithet may originally have applied to Taranis, with allusion to the tendency of thunder near an observer to seem all-surrounding.Fact|date=October 2007

Notes

References

* Peter Berresford Ellis, "Dictionary of Celtic Mythology"(Oxford Paperback Reference), Oxford University Press, (1994): ISBN 0-19-508961-8
* Juliette Wood, "The Celts: Life, Myth, and Art", Thorsons Publishers (2002): ISBN 0-00-764059-5


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