Arianrhod most likely translates as ‘Silver wheel’ and her home, Caer Arianrhod is also a name for the Corona Borealis ‘the northern crown’.
Artio, the bear goddess of the continental Celts is named after the Gaulish for bear- Artos.
Bloduewedd is both flowers and owls- the beauty and the predatory nature of the wild.
Boann is the goddess of the river Boyne in Ireland. Her name means ‘she who has the white cows’
Brigid is a goddess of fire, smithcraft, cattle, fertility and poetry, yet she also presides over many holy wells'
The Cailleach is the title of numerous ancestral figures across Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Seen often as the first mother of the people, or of the land itself, the Cailleach is sometimes seen as a personification of winter
Cerridwen is a shapeshifting sorceress, found in medieval Welsh literature and poetry, keeper of the magical cauldron of inspiration.
Creiddylad is described in the epic tale of Culhwch and Olwen as ‘the most majestic maiden who ever lived’, suggesting she is a representative of the land and of sovereignty.
Damona, whose name means ‘great cow,’ is an Iron Age Gaulish goddess, associated with healing and fertility.
Nevertheless, Danú is a name which comes up across the world from as early as the Bronze Age as both an ancestral mother goddess and a goddess of rivers, such as the European Danube.
Domnu, who name means ‘the Deep’ is a queen of the divine race the Formorians, who are the enemies of the Irish gods the Tuatha De Danann.
The elder mother- the spirit of the elder tree, is a traditional fairy figure from British, Celtic and Scandinavian mythology. Guardian of the forest all around her, the Elder Mother is associated with witches and magic and the care of trees and woodlands
Tamara is the local goddess of the river Tamar, between Cornwall and Devon in South Western Britain. The name Tamar/ Tamara is thought to mean ‘Dark Flowing’ and as the goddess of the river, Tamara is said to be the guardian spirit of the waters and all who live by it.
Abnoba is the tutelary goddess of the mountainous Black Forest in Germany, where she is attested to in numerous inscriptions dating from the Roman Occupation. The Romans identified the region as Abnoba Mons, suggesting she is the goddess of the mountains as well as the forest landscape.
Fairy queen and solar goddess, Áine is described in Irish folklore to be "the best hearted woman that ever lived", and is held with particular fondness in areas where her stories survive
Andraste, meaning ‘unconquerable’ or ‘invincible’ was the goddess of the Iceni tribe in eastern Britain, now Norfolk, during the Iron Age and early Roman era (1st century BCE).
Arduinna is the tutelary goddess of the highly forested and mountainous Ardennes region, which covers parts of Belgium and Luxembourg, extending into France and Germany.
Frequenting the battle fields as a hooded crow, Badb, or Badb Catha the crow of battle, is a goddess of slaughter and battle fury. Recorded in early Irish literature she delights in conflict and bloodshed, and she comes at the death of the hero Cúchulainn in the form of a crow to peck out his eyes
Boudicca was a real historical figure, queen of the Iceni tribe who lived in what is now Norfolk, and in the east of England. Boudicca’s name means ‘Victory’.
Branwen, whose name means ‘White Raven’, is the sister of the mythological King / God Bendigeidfran, or Bran the blessed, and the daughter of the sea god Llŷr
Coventina is perhaps the most revered of the many water goddesses found across Iron age Celtic Britain.
Ériu, is the patron goddess of Ireland, and where it gets its modern Irish name, Éire. She is considered to be the main goddess who represents the lands fertility, and is also the personification of the land herself.
Epona is Gaulish for ‘Great mare’ coming from the proto-Celtic ‘Ekwos’ for horse. Epona’s worship as a horse goddess originated in Gaul but such was her popularity that she was worshipped across continental Europe and was especially beloved.
Macha is considered to be primarily a sovereignty goddess, one of the three goddesses who make up the three “Morrígna", together with Badb and the Mórrígan.
Medb, is queen of Connacht in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. Her name is likely to mean "mead-woman" or "she who intoxicates".
Mis was the daughter of Daire Donn, ‘the king of the great world’ who features in the Fenian Cycle of Irish myths. Mis was said to live as a wild woman in these mountains for 300 years after going mad with grief at the death of her father in battle.
Nemetona means ‘goddess of the sacred grove’ and this mysterious goddess was venerated especially by the Celto-Germanic Nemetes tribe.
Olwen’s name means ‘white track’ after the trail of white flowers she leaves wherever she treads. Featuring in the collection of Welsh myths known as the Mabinogi, as the beloved of the hero Culhwch in Culhwch and Olwen.
Rhiannon, meaning “Great Queen” features strongly in the collection of Welsh myths, the Mabinogi, recorded in the Middle Ages from oral sources.
The three mothers are found across north-western Europe, and were particularly popular during the Roman period, with altars, votive offerings and over 1000 inscriptions dedicated to them from the 1st- 5th Century CE.
Gwenhwyfar is the quintessential woman of the otherworld who becomes queen to the legendary King Arthur.
Joan the Wad is known in Cornish folklore to be the queen of the piskies, or pixies who are part of the pobel vean, or ‘little people’.
Mélusine is a figure found in many tales from British and European folklore. Mélusine is both a shapeshifter and an ancient protectress. Part dragon or serpent, part woman, she is a liminal figure, dwelling in between the worlds.
Nicnevin appears in the records of the Scottish witch trials of the 16th Century. John Leyden, in his ‘The Complaynt of Scotland’ (1548) refers to Nicnevin as a name for the gyre-carlin, the Queen of Fairies, a hag like witch figure.
Nimue features in the Arthurian tales and in Breton folklore as the apprentice and temptress of Merlin, who meets her in the forest of Broceliande.
Ragnelle features in the Arthurian tales, dating from a written poem in the 15th Century, possibly from earlier sources- The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle.
Rosmerta was worshipped across Iron Age Gaul to what is now Germany and Luxembourg, as well as in Britain. Her name means ‘the great provider’ or the ‘great carer’ from the Gaulish Ro- meaning ‘very’ or ‘great’, and Smert meaning provider or carer.
Scathach is an otherworldly warrioress with near supernatural skills, who teaches the hero Cúchulainn and others in the Ulster Cycle of Irish myth.
Sulis, whose name is the Brythonic for sun (Sul) and which also has associations with the eye (Súil, Irish for eye) is known best for her sacred hot springs at Bath in south west England
Also known as Morrigan, Morrighan, Mór-Riogáin, Morrigu, and The Mórrigan, meaning the Great Queen, or the Phantom Queen. Mórrigan is the Early Irish goddess of war and battle frenzy.