Coventina - Goddess of Sacred Waters - Celtic Goddess. Coventina was a goddess of wells and springs she represented abundance inspiration and prophecy.
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Coventina - Goddess of Sacred Waters - Celtic Goddess

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Coventina - Goddess of Sacred Waters

Coventina

Coventina was a goddess of wells and springs, she represented abundance, inspiration, and prophecy. She is depicted in triple form or as a water nymph on a leaf, pouring water from a vessel. Votive offerings to Coventina include coins, brooches, rings, pins, glassware, and pottery.

Little is known of Coventina other than that she was a purely local British goddess of some importance. She is best observed from the period of the Roman occupation, at which time she shows a classical influence but is clearly Celtic in origin. On one bas relief found at Carrawburgh (near Hadrian's Wall) her name is associated with three nymphs holding vessels with issuing streams of water; on another she is pictured as a water nymph on a leaf, pouring water from a vessel.

It is known that she was looked upon as the queen of river Goddesses, particularly of the watershed where the Celtic believe the power of the river deity could be seen and its energy most keenly felt. She was most closely associated with England's Caldew River.

Like other river deities, she represented abundance, inspiration, and prophecy. The coins offered to her appear to be sacrifices made in the hopes of sympathetic magick in which like attracts like. In Scotland she was also the Goddess of featherless flying creatures which may have represented some type of blockage to passing into the Otherworld. There is also evidence of her having been worshipped in Celtic Gaul where relief's have been found depicting her reclining on a floating leaf.

She apparently had high status, and is referred to in inscriptions as "Augusta" and "Sancta." Coventina is usually portrayed as a water nymph, naked and reclining on lapping waves. She holds a water lily, and in one depiction is shown in triplicate pouring water from a beaker.

Coventina

--~Attributes and Correspondences~--

Area of Influence:
Fertility, Sex

Celtic

Wells, Rivers, Springs

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Coins, Jewellery

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Water Lily

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Leaf, Water

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Celtic - Gods and Goddesses

NameTitleType

Aerecura

Goddess of the underworld.

Goddess

Airmed

Goddess of Healing and herbalism.

Goddess

Andraste

Warrior Goddess

Goddess

Arduinna

Goddess of the Ardennes Forest.

Goddess

Artio

Goddess of the Wild.

Goddess

Balor

God with a venomous eye.

God

Bel

God of Fire and the Sun.

God

Belisama

Goddess of lakes and rivers.

Goddess

Borvo

God of Healing and Spring Waters.

God

Branwen

Goddess of Love and Beauty

Goddess

Cernunnos

God of Fertility, Life, Animals, Wealth, and the Underworld.

God

Coventina

Goddess of Sacred Waters

Goddess

Cyhiraeth

Goddess of Streams

Goddess

Damona

Goddess of Sacred Waters

Goddess

Druantia

Queen of the Druids.

Goddess

Epona

Goddess of the Horse

Goddess

Giobhniu

God of Weaponry

God

Glaistig

Goddess of cattle and herders.

Goddess

Grannus

God of Springs.

God

Icovellauna

Goddess of Sacred Waters.

Goddess

Lugh

God of Druids.

God

Manannan

God of Sailors and Merchants

God

Matrona

Goddess of the River Marne.

Goddess

Morrigan

Goddess of War.

Goddess

Nodens

God of healing.

God

Sequana

Goddess of the River Seine.

Goddess

Sinann

Goddess of the River Shannon.

Goddess

Sirona

Goddess of Healing Springs

Goddess

Sulis

Mother Goddess, Goddess of Healing Springs

Goddess

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