Sequana

April 19th, 2008 by sabrina

Sequana (pronounce sek-oo-ANN-a) is the Gaulish Goddess of the River Seine. The source of the Seine was called the Fontes Sequanae (the Springs of Sequana) by the Gauls, and they built a healing shrine there. When the Romans took over the area, they built temples to Sequana and continued her worship. Her waters were believed to heal physical infirmities, especially diseases of the eye. Her name means “the fast-flowing one” and is also seen as Sequanna, Siquanna, and Secuana.

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