Celtic Horse Goddess, Epona

Epona, Celtic Horse Goddess by Judith ShawI am so grateful to the organizers of the Feminism and Religion blog for allowing me space to continue my exploration of the many faces of the Goddess with images and words.  My latest post there is on Epona, the Celtic Horse Goddess.

Epona, Celtic Horse Goddess was worshipped by the Gauls (the Celtic French). Her worship spread to Britain and Rome from Western Europe. Hundreds of statues and shrines dating from between the first and third centuries CE have been found in France alone.

Today we can understand Epona mainly from her images, as few stories of her have survived.  She is often shown either riding a white horse side saddle or standing or sitting between two horses.

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