Celtic Mythology

Celtic Gods

The Celtic gods and goddesses are a vast group of deities who were worshipped by the ancient Celtic tribes. Their names and attributes varied between languages and locations, with some deities worshipped by all tribes while others were specific to a particular region or people.

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List of Celtic Gods

  • Aengus

    The “Young One,” a clever Celtic god of love, poetry, and youth.

    Aengus was a Celtic god who ruled over love, poetry, and youth. A member of the Tuatha dé Danann, his cunning wordplay and disarming good looks helped win many battles of wit against his elders.

  • Arawn

    A skillful magician who ruled the realm of Annwn, the Celtic Otherworld.

    Arawn was the celebrated ruler of the realm of Annwn, the Celtic afterlife. He was best known for changing places with Pwyll, ruler of Dyfed, after the king’s dogs killed one of the Otherworld’s stags during a hunt.

    Arawn, Celtic Lord of Annwn (3:2)
  • Badb

    The “Battle Crow,” Celtic war goddess and member of the Morrigan.

    Badb, the “Battle Crow,” was a Celtic war goddess and a member of the fabled Morrigan. A fearsome crone, she sowed fear and confusion on the battlefield in service of the victor.

  • Brigid

    The “Exalted One,” revered Celtic goddess of fertility, fire, and passion.

    Brigid, the “Exalted One,” was a Celtic goddess of fertility and motherhood. Venerated throughout Ireland, she held sway over passion, poetry, and invention, and her favor inspired craftsmen of all trades.

    Brigid, Celtic Goddess of Fertility (3:2)
  • Cailleach

    The “Veiled One,” an ancient Celtic goddess of the winds and winter.

    The Cailleach, or “Veiled One,” was a Celtic goddess who ruled over the winds and winter. Appearing as an old, veiled woman, she was both creator and destroyer, and served as a patron of animals, particularly wolves.

    Cailleach, Celtic Goddess of Winter (3:2)
  • Ceridwen

    Powerful Celtic sorceress whose potions brought beauty and wisdom.

    Ceridwen was a Celtic witch of great power, wisdom, and prophetic skill. With her magic cauldron, she brewed potions that not only made the drinker wise and beautiful, but gave them the ability to shapeshift.

    Ceridwen, Celtic Sorceress (3:2)
  • Cernunnos

    Mysterious Celtic horned god, master of beasts and wild places

    Cernunnos was the Celtic god of beasts and wild places. A mysterious horned figure often surrounded by animals, he ruled over the wilderness and brought natural enemies together in peace.

    Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Wild (3:2)
  • Dagda

    The “good god,” Celtic deity and chief of the Tuatha dé Danann.

    The Dagda, or “good god,” was a Celtic deity and the club-wielding chief of the Irish Tuatha dé Danann. With power over both life and death, he was associated with fertility, agriculture, magic, and druidry.

    Dagda, Celtic Chief of the Tuatha de Danann (3:2)
  • Danu

    Celtic “Mother Goddess” and matriarch of the Tuatha dé Danann.

    Danu was the Celtic “Mother Goddess,” an ancestral figure, matriarch, and namesake of the Tuatha dé Danann. The source of power and nobility for her offspring, Danu’s own origin is shrouded in mystery.

  • Herne the Hunter

    Terrifying Celtic specter haunting the English county of Berkshire.

    Herne the Hunter was a frightening, antlered specter that haunted the English county of Berkshire. A tormentor of man and beast alike, his appearance was foreshadowed by the sound of moans and rattling chains.

    Herne the Hunter, Antlered Specter (3:2)
  • Lugh

    Lugh “of the Long Arm,” Celtic god of kings, justice, and leadership.

    Lugh was the Celtic god of justice, oathkeeping, and nobility, and a ruler of the Tuatha dé Danann. Regarded as both a savior and a trickster, he was celebrated for his skills in craftsmanship and battle.

    Lugh, Celtic God of Nobility (3:2)
  • Morrigan

    The fearsome Irish goddess of war, death, and prophecy

    The Morrígan was an Irish goddess of death, destiny, and battle. A trio of sisters who could take the form of a single goddess, she was the keeper of fate and a purveyor of prophecy.

    Morrigan, Celtic Phantom Queen (3:2)
  • Neit

    Celtic god of war, husband to the fearsome goddess the Morrigan.

    Neit was the Celtic god of war and husband to both Nemain and Badb, members of the fearsome Morrígan. Celebrated for his ferocity in battle, he fought alongside the Tuatha dé Danann against the powerful Fomorians.

  • Nuada

    Silver-handed Celtic god and first king of the Tuatha dé Danann.

    Nuada Airgetlám, or “Nuada of the Silver Hand,” was the first king of the powerful Celtic gods, the Tuatha dé Danann. A ruler both generous and fair, he lost his hand in battle against the monstrous Fomorians.

  • Taranis

    “The Thunderer,” a powerful Celtic god of thunder and storms.

    Taranis, the “Thunderer,” was a Celtic storm god, symbolized by a sacred wheel. Wielding a thunderbolt, he was feared for his command of foul weather, and regarded as a protector and leader of the Celtic pantheon.

    Taranis, Celtic God of Thunder (3:2)