Nantosuelta

Nantosuelta

The Meandering Stream; The Winding River

ORIGIN:

Celtic

Nantosuelta is a mysterious goddess of fertility and abundance who was once extremely popular in Burgundy, the lower Rhone Valley, Luxemburg, and the Rhineland. After Christianity became the official religion, Nantosuelta was almost completely erased from history; thus her present elusiveness may not be inherent but instead derives from a simple lack of information.

Nantosuelta was venerated without a consort in Eastern Gaul, but alongside the Celtic deity Sucellus elsewhere. Together they presided over Burgundy’s wine harvest. Their iconography depicts them with barrels of wine.

MANIFESTATION:

She has thick, curly hair and was depicted wearing a flounced skirt and massive torc, emblematic of her power and importance.

ATTRIBUTES:

A small house (like a doll’s house) atop a long staff, a bowl of apples

Bird:

Raven

Creature: Dog

OFFERINGS:

Burgundy or Rhine wine, fruit, honey, honeycombs

SOURCE:

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.

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