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Celtic Goddesses - Gathering the Goddesses -Adsullata and Aimend

Updated on January 7, 2013

Love, Light and Acknowledgement

There are many ancient Goddesses whom over time everyone has forgotten, tradition has left behind. My goal is to dig up all that I possibly can about these Goddesses and show them the love and appreciation, maybe not that they deserve, but that I can offer.

With every Goddess, there is a story. She is, after all, a legend for a reason. My mother is a legend in my mind and I plan on doing more than my part to keep her memories alive. I also know that my eldest daughter feels the same way about me and I take great pride in that. This is the root of why a woman does what she does...If she does not, history has shown that no one else will.

Adsullata - Goddess of the River Savus:

Believed to have originally been a Gaulish, deity, Adsullata was most likely introduced to the insular Brython as Sul or Sulla through Brittany or Belgium. A river Goddess of the Continental Celts, Adsullata is associated with the River Savus (Sava) in Noricum. A Brythonic and Gaulish Goddess, she is also known as Esyllt, “She Who is Gazed Upon.” She is found as Esyllt in the Cymric (Welsh) tale of “Drystan ac Essyllt,” which later became known as the tale of “Tristan and Isolde.” It is possible that this Goddess originated as a Celtic solar deity with a strong healing aspect. She was believed to be a Goddess of Hot Springs and the origin of the Anglo-Celtic Sun Goddess, Sul.

In the tale of “Tristan and Isolde,” there are magical attributes in the surviving fragments of this tale and indications that Adsullata may have had a healing aspect. Esyllt was well known for her prowess with herbs and the healing arts.

Her name is derived from Proto-Celtic Ad-sūg-lat-ā which literally means “sucking liquid.”

She is known from a single inscription found at Saudorfel, Austria. Later, she was brought to Brittany by the Celtic Gaul.

In Saudörfel, Austria, she is invoked along with her consort, the God Savus.

Aimend - Goddess of the Sun:

Aimend is the Goddess of the Sun and daughter of King Corco Loigde, High Lord of the aspect of Brigid the Fiery Goddess of Wintertide.

She was the wife of Conall Corc, founder of the Eoganachta dynasties. He established the powerful kingship of Cashel and whom is considered the hero of the Irish tales that for a piece of origin legend, “Eoganachta.”

Through her husband, Aimend is an ancestor of the “Inner Circle” septs of Eoganacht Chaisil, Eoganacht Glendamnach and Eoganacht Aine.

Her name is derived from the Proto-Celtic, aidu-manda, meaning “burning stain.” This is thought to have been a byword for “sunburn.”

Love & Light,

Windy Grace <3

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