Lusitanian Deities with Scarce Archaeological Evidence

My last few posts about Western Iberian deities presented Gods and Goddesses whom we have many archaeological evidence about their worship. This allowed us to arrive at more solid conclusions about their functions and importance in the religion of these ancient peoples. However, this is not the case with many other divinities. With the Romanisation … Continue reading Lusitanian Deities with Scarce Archaeological Evidence

New Twitter account and other information

This is merely an informative post to the readers of my WordPress, as I have some announcements to make. First of all, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to read my posts. I put dozens of hours into each one of them, from the necessary research to the writing of the … Continue reading New Twitter account and other information

Arentio and Arentia: Lusitanian Divine Twins

The Divine Twins is a theme which appears in nearly every European culture. From Ancient Greece to Lithuania, examples of these divinities can be found. The Lusitanian culture from Iberia is not an exception. This post will analyse everything that we know about the Lusitanians' interpretation of the Divine Twins. As always, if you want … Continue reading Arentio and Arentia: Lusitanian Divine Twins

Trebaruna: Lusitanian-Vettonian home Goddess

Trebaruna was worshiped by the Lusitanians and Vettonians, two neighbouring tribes who spoke an ancient Indo-European Pre-Celtic language in Western Iberia. Usually associated with the protection of the home and family, she has other important functions that I shall discuss in this post. As always, if you want to share your own thoughts, please use … Continue reading Trebaruna: Lusitanian-Vettonian home Goddess

Viriathus: From shepherd to legendary hero

When people think about great European tribal chiefs, it usually comes to their minds leaders like Arminius, Vercingetorix, Ambiorix or even Boudica. Very few, however, outside of the Iberian Peninsula, know about Viriathus (or Viriato in the Iberian languages). In this post, I will write about his life, while also clearing all misconceptions most people … Continue reading Viriathus: From shepherd to legendary hero