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Dec. 3rd, 2009 | 09:04 pm
posted by: iarra in gaulish_recon

I have noticed from reading about dedications in Gaul that there are quite a few pairings of gods and goddesses. I'm curious if anyone knows anything about this? Was it common throughout the Roman empire or unique to the Celtic regions, or Gaul? Does it tell us anything? It reminds me a bit of how in contemporary Hinduism a married pair of deities is often worshiped together but of course the time difference is too great to try and make a connection, I think.

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Robin Artisson

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from: owl_clan
date: Dec. 4th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)

I wouldn't say that the time difference was too great to try and connect the impulse towards pairing deities together and worshiping them as a divine couple in Gaul to India. I think these sorts of impulses run deep, and are timeless, in essence.

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from: iarra
date: Dec. 4th, 2009 05:25 am (UTC)

Well, yes, there probably is an innate human impulse about this, I think. I meant though that there probably isn't some kind of Indo-European link.

Now that I try to find info on Gaulish pairings though everyone seems to be saying they think they were brothers and sisters like Apollon and Artemis. Hpmh.

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