In Gallo-Roman religion, Luxovios, Latinized as Luxovius was the god of the waters of Luxeuil, worshipped in Gaul. He was a consort of Bricta. The thermal spring sanctuary at Lexeuil produced evidence of the worship of other deities, including the sky-horseman who bears a solar wheel, and Sirona, another deity associated with healing springs.


Luxovius is recorded in the following two inscriptions, both from Luxeuil-les-Bains :

:" [Lus] soio / et Brictae / Divixti/us Cons/tans / v(otum) s(olvit) (ibens) m(erito)"To Lusso(v)ios and Bricta, Divixtius Constans freely and deservedly fulfilled his vow." (CIL 13, 05425)

: "Luxovio / et Brixtae / G(aius) Iul(ius) Fir/manus / v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito)"To Luxovios and Brixta, Gaius Julius Firmans freely and deservedly fulfilled his vow." (AE 1951, 00231; CIL 13, 05426)


The name Luxovios implies light symbolism. This may indicate that the god is a deity of both light, and of curative spring waters, two elements that were strong linked in the Celtic world.


* "Année Epigraphique" volume 1951
* "Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum" (CIL), volume 13, Tres Galliae
* "Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend." Miranda Green. Thames and Hudson Ltd. London. 1997

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