Gaulish Mythology

The Gods and Spirits of the Gauls


Roman-Gaulish Good Luck God

Also known as Succellos, Sucellus

Picture of the Gaulish Good Luck God Sucellos from our Gaulish mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Very popular God of Prosperity and Good Fortune

He’s known as the Good Striker. This has no connection with soccer — it refers to his hammer. If you’re dying, he’ll put you out of your misery. This is the origin of the phrase ‘Three strikes and you’re out’.

On a more positive note, if he hits the ground, you’ll get plenty of prosperity and luck. And also a dented lawn.

Apart from the hammer, Sucellos is known for carrying around a large pot which is filled with goodies. Probably potatoes. Although in some regions he is known as a God of Alcohol — so he might be on his way to a bring-a-bottle party.

Sucellos Facts and Figures

Name: Sucellos
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Succellos, Sucellus

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

In charge of: Good Luck
Area of expertise: Good Fortune

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 11149

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

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