Xulsigiae

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In Gallo-Roman religion, the Xulsigiae were triple[1] goddesses worshipped at the healing-spring shrine in Augusta Treverorum (present-day Trier). Edith Wightman suggests that they "may be local nymphs of the spring"; on the other hand, she also links their name to that of the Suleviae, whom she characterizes as "domestic goddesses".[2] Their temple, a smaller shrine near the monumental Lenus Mars temple,[3] has also yielded clay figures of the genii cucullati.[4] The name itself is attested only from one inscription, where it accompanies that of Lenus Mars:

LENO MARTI


ET XVLSIGIIS
L VIRIVS DISE


TO V S L M[5]

"To Lenus Mars and the Xulsigiae, Lucius Virius Diseto freely and deservedly fulfilled his vow."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Godchecker.com entry
  2. ^ Edith Mary Wightman (1970). Roman Trier and the Treveri. Rupert Hart-Davis, London.
  3. ^ Kraftorte und Kultplätze in Rheinland Pfalz, Deutschland. (German)
  4. ^ Carlie Sigel. "Exhibition Paper for the Genius Cucullatus."
  5. ^ L'Année épigraphique 1924: 00016. Retrieved from the Epigraphik-Datenbank Clauss / Slaby on 29 March 2008.