Ambisagrus

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In Gallo-Roman religion, Ambisagrus was a Gaulish god worshipped at Aquileia in Cisalpine Gaul, where he was identified with Jupiter Optimus Maximus.[1]

The name may be composed of the Proto-Celtic prefix *ambi- ('around') and root *sagro-.[2]

John T. Koch has suggested that this Jovian epithet may originally have applied to Taranis, with allusion to the tendency of thunder near an observer to seem all-surrounding.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ L'Arbre Celtique entry for Ambisagrus.
  2. ^ Proto-Celtic—English lexicon. University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. (See also this page for background and disclaimers.)

References[edit]

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