Bricta

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In Gallo-Roman religion, Bricta or Brixta was a Gaulish goddess who was a consort of Luxovius, god of the waters of Luxeuil-les-Bains (in antiquity, Luxovium). Nicholson (1999) has suggested however that if "Bricta is a title incorporating Bríg, it may actually be a title assigned to Sirona rather than a separate goddess".

Inscriptions

Bricta is recorded in the following inscriptions from Luxeuil-les-Bains :

(AE 1951, 00231; CIL 13, 05426)

Etymology

This Gaulish theonym is derived from the word brixtom or brixta meaning magic. The word also appears on the inscription of Chamalières. (Delamarre pp.76-77 with references and comparative etymology)

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