God of the Week: Lugus

10/04/2010:Lugus

Lugus is an ancient god of the Celts. When the Romans occupied Gaul, they identified his as their god Mercury. He is occasionally depicted with three faces.
Lugus may be the Gaulish god equated by Caesar with Mercury, whom he calls inventor of all arts” and associates with the simulacray orstanding-stones, of Gaul. Now on one of these at Kervadel four bas-reliefs were sculptured in Gallo-Roman times, one of them depicting the god Mercury together with a smaller
childish figure; and M. d’Arbois assumes that this represents the god Lug with his son Cuchulainn.”
Mythology of All Races, Vol 3 Celtic and Slavic
Edited by Louis Herbert Gray

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