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*Agronā is the reconstructed Proto-Celtic name for the river Aeron in Wales. The river's name literally means 'carnage'.[1] It is hypothesized that there may have been an eponymous river-goddess associated with strife or war.[2]


  1. ^ Proto-Celtic—English lexicon and English—Proto-Celtic lexicon. University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. (See also this page for background and disclaimers.) Cf. also the University of Leiden database.
  2. ^ "Agrona" in Mary Jones' Celtic Encyclopedia.


  • Ellis, Peter Berresford, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (Oxford Paperback Reference), Oxford University Press, (1994): ISBN 0-19-508961-8
  • MacKillop, James. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-19-280120-1.
  • Wood, Juliette, The Celts: Life, Myth, and Art, Thorsons Publishers (2002): ISBN 0-00-764059-5

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