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Picture of the Celtic Protection God BRAN from our Celtic mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Celtic Protection God

Also known as BRAN-THE-BLESSED

Decapitated Celtic Ruler

Mighty Celtic ruler who had his head cut off in battle.

But thanks to his mighty Cauldron of Rebirth it lived on. Could this be the origin of the phrase ‘Go and boil your head’? After a stint in Wales the head was taken to the Tower of London to keep England safe from invasion.

His name means ‘Raven’ and the job has been passed to the Ravens of the Tower of London. We would like to talk to the Godhead but need to head in the right direction which is not known at present.


Name : BRAN
Location : Western Europe
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Protection
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : BRAN-THE-BLESSED
Popularity index : 11148
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Article last updated on 01 November 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Bran: Celtic God of Protection." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Nov. 2013. Web. 19 September 2014.

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