Hariasa

Hariasa is a Continental Germanic goddess worshipped in Gaul, in what is now Germany. She may have been a goddess of war although this is not certain.

Myth
Unknown.

Cult
Hariasa received votive and dedicatory offerings from her worshippers; otherwise little is known of the specifics of her cult.

Etymology
Hariasa’s name may be related to the Old Norse Valkyrie name Herja, itself deriving from the Proto-Germanic *harja or “army” which would suggest that she too is a war goddess. It is also possible that it derives from the Proto-Germanic *hera or “hair,” which could indicate a significant physical characteristic of the goddess.

Region
Hariasa is known from an inscription found near Cologne in Germany.

Literary evidence
Unknown.

Archaeological evidence
Cologne, Germany