Gaulish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Gauls

EPONA

Gaulish Horse Goddess

Picture of the Gaulish Horse Goddess Epona from our Gaulish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Horse Goddess of Mares, Gallops and Fertility

As a protector of horses, Epona was held in high esteem by all Gauls, and even the visiting Romans thought it best to offer her lumps of sugar now and again.

She rides side-saddle so is a bit behind in the equestrian department. In fact there are those who believe Epona is actually the pony, and the woman rider is just someone she is giving a lift to.

Epona Facts and Figures

Name: Epona
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Horses
Area of expertise: Horses

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Article last revised on May 23, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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