Gaulish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Gauls

BELENUS

Gaulish Sun God

Also known as Bel, Belus, Belinos, Bíle

Picture of the Gaulish Sun God Belenus from our Gaulish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Famous Sun God

He shines through his numerous names. Bel for short, Beli to the Welsh and Bile to the Irish. Billingsgate in London comes from Bile’s Gate. The Romans liked him as well.

On the 1st of May he has his very own festival called Beltane where sun worshipers can turn out in force if they are hardy enough.

Belenus Facts and Figures

Name: Belenus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bel, Belus, Belinos, Bíle

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 969

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Article last revised on May 19, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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