Female Goddess, Gundestrup Cauldron

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Mark Cartwright
by Claude Valette
published on 15 February 2021
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A panel from the Gundestrup Cauldron showing a female goddess with a wheel on either side of her. The figure may be Medb, a major Celtic goddess of territory, fertility and rulership. The figure is surrounded by exotic creatures which seem to be elephants, winged-griffins and a large feline.

The Gundestrup Cauldron was found in Denmark in 1891 CE but was produced in the Balkans. Gilded silver, likely 1st century BCE. The designs show gods and warriors inspired by the Celtic culture. (National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen)

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Valette, C. (2021, February 15). Female Goddess, Gundestrup Cauldron. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13427/female-goddess-gundestrup-cauldron/

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Valette, Claude. "Female Goddess, Gundestrup Cauldron." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 15, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/13427/female-goddess-gundestrup-cauldron/.

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Valette, Claude. "Female Goddess, Gundestrup Cauldron." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 Feb 2021. Web. 06 Dec 2021.

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