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The Fonte do Ídolo, in Braga.

Nabia was the goddess of rivers and water in Gallaecian and Lusitanian mythology, in the territory of modern Galicia (Spain), Asturias (Spain) and Portugal.

The present-day Navia River and Avia (river) in Galicia and Asturias, the Neiva River, near Braga (Bracara Augusta, old Roman capital of Gallaecia) and the Nabão River which passes through the city of Tomar may all share the etymology of the goddess's name.

The goddess Nabia was very popular in the territory of the Callaici Bracari with several inscriptions, like the one at Braga's Fonte do Ídolo (Portuguese for Fountain of the Idol).

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  • Coutinhas, José Manuel - Aproximação à identidade etno-cultural dos Callaici Bracari.Porto. 2006.
  • García Fernández-Albalat, Blanca - Guerra y Religión en la Gallaecia y la Lusitania Antiguas. A Coruña. 1990.
  • Olivares Pedreño, Juan Carlos - Los Dioses de la Hispania Céltica. Madrid. 2002.

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