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    Dea Artio, Bear-goddess of the Gauls.

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      Celtic Art: Celtic Mythology; The Realistic Celtic Art work and illustrations of Celtic myth & legend by Howard David Johnson

    • Christina Brooks

      Mielikki is the Finnish Goddess of Forests and the Hunt. She is referred to in various tales as either the wife or the daughter-in-law of Tapio. She is said to have played a central role in the creation of the bear.

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      Artio (Swiss)the bear Goddess - picture - Artio, Goddess of the Chase" by Howard David Johnson

    • Tammy L. Rumbaugh

      ARTIO (Continental, Anglo-Celtic) A bear Goddess of abundance, strength and the harvest. This bear Goddess was the consort of Essus. A shrine to her once stood in what is now Berne, Switzerland. Like Eostre, she was probably once a Teutonic deity. She is depicted as being surrounded by full baskets and animals, therefore it can be surmised that she was a fertility and harvest Goddess, and a Goddess of wildlife.

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      Celtic Art work and illustrations of Celtic myth & legend by Howard David Johnson

    • Fawn DeR

      Artio~Celtic bear goddess;her name is derived from the Gaulish word artos, bear

    • Mary Holman

      celtic goddess artio | Artio: My Goddess and Leader

    • Andrea Bella Terra

      Artio, northern European bear Goddess

    • Mike

      Artio. Bear goddess. Celtic Pantheon

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