Belisama

November 24th, 2007 by sabrina

Belisama (pronounced Bell-ih-SAH-mah) is the Gaulish Goddess of light and fire. Her husband, Belenus, is the God of the Sun, and she shares many attributes with him. Belisama, whose name means “summer bright”, was associated with the Greek Goddess Athena and the Roman Goddess Minerva, and this brought her rule over crafts. Her roles as Goddess of fire and Goddess of crafts combined in her power over the forging of metals and those who worked them, smiths. Her association with Athena and Minerva also brought her recognition as a Goddess of wisdom, as shown by the frequent depiction of a serpent at her side. Her name is also seen as Belesama and Belisma.

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