Veronese Design - Belenus Celtic God of the Sun Veronese Design

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Veronese Design

Belenus Celtic God of the Sun Veronese Design

  • Celtic God Belenus figurine
  • Dimensions: (hxwxd) approx. 23.5cm x 12.5cm x 9.5cm
  • Cast in the finest resin
  • Finished in Bronze
  • Handcrafted details
  • Official Veronese Design product

Belenus (Gaulish: Belenos, Belinos) is an ancient Celtic healing god. The cult of Belenus stretched from the Italian Peninsula to the British Isles, with a main sanctuary located at Aquileia, on the Adriatic coast. Through interpretatio romana, Belenus was often identified with Apollo, although his cult seems to have preserved a certain degree of autonomy during the Roman period.

He was honored on May 1, when the ancient Celts held the festival of Beltane. They would make large bonfires to promote the warmth of the sun. He also received votive offerings. His symbol was the horse and wheel, and he would ride his chariot through the sun. The belief in Belenus was very widespread, from modern-day England to southern Gaul and northern Italy.

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