Loucetios


Loucetios

In Gallo-Roman religion, Loucetios (Latinized as Leucetius) was a Gaulish god invariably identified with Mars. About a dozen inscriptions in his honour have been recovered, mainly from eastern Gaul with a particular concentration among the Vangiones (a Rhenish tribe). Mars Loucetios is often accompanied by Nemetona. Inscriptions to him have also been found at Bath and Angers. [Nicole Jufer & Thierry Luginbühl. 2001. "Les dieux gaulois : répertoire des noms de divinités celtiques connus par l'épigraphie, les textes antiques et la toponymie." Editions Errance, Paris. pp.48-49] He has been interpreted to be a god of thunder.Fact|date=February 2007 His name may be derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *"leuk-" ("white light").Fact|date=February 2007

Modern literature

In Neil Gaiman's "American Gods", Leucotiossic appears in the main character's dream of forgotten gods.

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