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“Déesses-Mères” et “Vénus” chez les Celtes aux premiers siècles de notre ère 

Abstract : Female images are quite varied within the Celtic world, and most of them date to Roman times. Therefore, their identification tends to reflect the Roman world, also because written material of that era is scarce, and archaeological data are unreliable. A large number of inscriptions give these figures the name of “Mothers” with many and various epithets. A few monuments depict a triad of female figures, with a cornucopia on their knees or a child in their arms. They are therefore identified with female deities associated with nurture and fertility, for the most part “Mother Goddesses”. The Celtic traditions – including through the Irish tales – seems to give a prominent place to female figures, playing both the natural role of “Mother” and a more political one of “Queen” – with the name of Rigani. In this perspective, these female figures may refer to a more symbolic concept, i. e. both motherhood and autochthony.
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Fabienne Dugast. “Déesses-Mères” et “Vénus” chez les Celtes aux premiers siècles de notre ère . F. I. Pasche Guignard, G. Pedrucci, M. Scapini. Maternità e politeismi – Motherhood(s) and Polytheisms, Patron, p. 239-257, 2017, 9788855533782. ⟨halshs-01585142⟩



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