Segomo

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In Gallo-Roman religion, Segomo ("victor, mighty one") was a war god worshipped in Gaul. In Roman times he was equated with Mars and Hercules. He may be related to Cocidius, a similar god worshipped in Britain.[1] He is commonly associated with the eagle or hawk.[citation needed] The name of the legendary High King of Ireland Nia Segamain, which translates as "sister's son or champion of Segamon",[2] may be related.

References[edit]

  1. ^ James MacKillop, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, Oxford University Press, 1998, p. 337
  2. ^ Dictionary of the Irish Language Compact Edition, Royal Irish Academy, 1990, p. 478