A sun and fire god closely connected with the Druids and the festival of Beltaine (May 1). Origin: Ireland. See more ideas about Gods and goddesses, Celtic gods, Deities. Belenus, (Celtic: possibly, Bright One), one of the most ancient and most widely worshipped of the pagan Celtic deities; he was associated with pastoralism.A great fire festival, called Beltane (or Beltine), was held on May 1 and was probably originally connected with his cult. His father is either El or Dagan1. List of Celtic Gods and Goddesses. El was the king of the gods at one point of Ugaritic text, but later Hadad became king. In Welsh Tradition the island of Britain was considered a particulat possession of Bel. ... Bel. Baal-Hadad, Hadda or even Haddu (Hebrew: בעל הדד; UgariticHaddu),is the god of fertility, rain, thunder and lightning in ancient Canaanite and Mesopotamian religions. Closely connected to the Druids. Famous Sun God Pagan Celtic Britain: Studies in Iconography and Tradition. Bel Celtic (Irish) Fire and sun God, also God of purification, science, fertility, crops and success. The Bible uses the term in the Canaanite way. ... Pagans and Witches generally focus on the major aspect of The One, Goddess and God without breaking deity down into the many subsets shown here. If we believed the ancient world, there were two different types of deities worshiped by the people―general and local. Blodeuwedd Celtic (Welsh) Maiden form of the Triple Goddess. Bel – Ireland, Wales; god of cattle, crops, fertility, fire, healing, hot springs, prosperity, purification, science, success. Variants: Belenus, Belinos, Beli Mawr (Wales). Bel along with Don was an ancestor of the Welsh People. SQUIRE, Charles. He became identified as a sun-god who dies and is resurrected. Across the entire Celtic world, the archaeological facts claim that there are more than 360 Celtic mythology deities, however, only about 20 … Godchecker guide to Belenus (also known as Bel), the Gaulish God of the Sun from Gaulish mythology. The word 'Beltane' originates from the Celtic God 'Bel', meaning 'the bright one' and the Gaelic word 'teine' meaning fire. Often compared with Apollo, who also kept cattle. "Baal" could also be pronounced as "bel". Since this is primarily a Celtic web site, I will focus mainly on those of early Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. On that day the cattle were purified and protected by fire before being put out to the open pastures for the summer. Trioedd Ynys Prydein, ed. Similar to the Irish god Bile. Together they make 'Bright Fire', or 'Goodly Fire' and traditionally bonfires were lit to honour the Sun and encourage the support of Bel and the Sun's light to nurture the emerging future harvest and protect the community. Belatucadros – (British) Celtic War God. Symbolizes element of fire, health. Variants: Belenus, Belinos, Beli Mawr (Wales). We find the worship of Baal or Bel amongst the Celts. by Rachel Bromwich. Goddess/God: God. Celtic Myth and Legend, Poetry and Romance (original title: The Mythology of the British Islands). Traditions of BeltaneBeltane is a Fire Festival. Bell Publishing Company, New York, 1979 [1905]. May 1, 2018 - Explore Christina's board "Bel" on Pinterest. A sun and fire God closely connected with the Druids and the festival of Beltaine (May 1). Bel/Belenus (Ireland): widely worshipped fire and sun god celebrated at Beltane and also associated with music, science, and healing. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1967. Beli Mawr (Wales): a god possibly connected to Belenus and father of Arianrhod, Caswallawn, Lludd and Llefelys. Cormac derives the word Beltaine from the name of a god Bel, or Bil, and the Old Irish word tene, “fire.” Despite linguistic difficulties, a number of 20th-century scholars have maintained modified versions of this etymology, linking the first element of the word with the Gaulish god Belenos (Irish: Belenus).