The Lusitanians were an ancient European people who may or may not have been of Celtic stock. They inhabited what is now Portugal and Spain. Ataegina, among the primary deities of the Lusitanian pantheon, is a goddess of birth, fertility, healing, illness, renewal, and death. Ataegina’s name is believed to be of Celtic derivation and may refer to rebirth.
Ataegina is petitioned to awaken and bless long dormant projects, plans, and relationships. She is petitioned for justice and retribution and invoked to curse others. The Romans identified her with Proserpina.
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She was venerated in cypress groves.
Spring, the season of rebirth and reawakening
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses– Written by Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.