Female Figurines - Mammoth tusk; carved and polished - Siberia, the River Belaya, near Irkutsk, Russia - Maltinsko-buretskaya Culture. 23 000 / 19 000 B.C.

Female Figurines - Mammoth tusk; carved and polished - Siberia, the River Belaya, near Irkutsk, Russia - Maltinsko-buretskaya Culture. 23 000 / 19 000 B.C.

Epona was the a Romano-Celtic goddess of horses. Epona was known throughout Continental Europe, particularly worshipped by the Gauls in France and Italy. Her cult would later spread to Britannia (Britain). The Roman adopted the Gallic goddess as the patron-goddess of cavalrymen, and was the only Celtic deity to be worshipped in Rome; annual festival in Epona's honour on December 18. She can be found in arts in both Celtic and Roman world. Epona was also called Bubona. I

Epona was the a Romano-Celtic goddess of horses. Epona was known throughout Continental Europe, particularly worshipped by the Gauls in France and Italy. Her cult would later spread to Britannia (Britain). The Roman adopted the Gallic goddess as the patron-goddess of cavalrymen, and was the only Celtic deity to be worshipped in Rome; annual festival in Epona's honour on December 18. She can be found in arts in both Celtic and Roman world. Epona was also called Bubona. I

Celtic horse helmet Bronze-age protective headgear for a horse, exhibited in the Royal Scottish Museum, Chambers Street.

Celtic horse helmet Bronze-age protective headgear for a horse, exhibited in the Royal Scottish Museum, Chambers Street.

A twelfth-thirteenth-century portrayal of the Archangel Michael; he holds his sword attribute. (Museum of Russian Icons)

A twelfth-thirteenth-century portrayal of the Archangel Michael; he holds his sword attribute. (Museum of Russian Icons)

Celtic silver tetradrachm from the first century BC depicting a horseman with three horns sprouting from his head. Found in the Danube region.

Celtic silver tetradrachm from the first century BC depicting a horseman with three horns sprouting from his head. Found in the Danube region.

Detail of the Celtic gold torc, 480 BCE. Found in a female's grave at the village of Vix, the Côte-d'Or department, northeastern Burgundy. L'Or des Celtes de Christiane Eluère Editeur : La Bibliotheque des Arts

Detail of the Celtic gold torc, 480 BCE. Found in a female's grave at the village of Vix, the Côte-d'Or department, northeastern Burgundy. L'Or des Celtes de Christiane Eluère Editeur : La Bibliotheque des Arts

Brooch in the Shape of a Horse, 7th–6th century b.c.; Iron Age, Halstatt period  Copper alloy

Brooch in the Shape of a Horse, 7th–6th century b.c.; Iron Age, Halstatt period Copper alloy

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