Aveta

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Aveta, or a similar mother goddess, as depicted on terracotta statuettes among the Treveri. (Replica)

In Gallo-Roman religion, Dea Aveta was a mother goddess, also associated with the fresh-water spring at Trier in what is now Germany.[1] Aveta is known mainly from clay figurines found at Toulon-sur-Allier in France[2] and at Trier. These figurines show the goddess with infants at the breast, small lap-dogs, or baskets of fruit.[1] There was a temple dedicated to Aveta in the Altbachtal complex at Trier.[3] Her name is also known from inscriptions found in Switzerland, and the Côte-d'Or (France).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miranda Green. "The Celtic Goddess as Healer." In Sandra Billington (ed). 1996. The Concept of the Goddess. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-14421-6. p.33.
  2. ^ Timeless Myths. Gallic Deities
  3. ^ Miranda Green. 1992. Symbol and Image in Celtic Religious Art. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-08076-7. p.28.
  4. ^ L'Arbre Celtique. "Aveta"