Hludana

Hludana is a Continental Germanic goddess worshipped in what is now Germany and the Netherlands; she is very likely an earth deity.

Myth
Unknown.

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

Etymology
Hludana’s name may be connected to that of the Norse Hlodyn, a name for the Norse earth goddess and mother of Thor, Jord, both likely deriving from the Old Norse erdo- or “earth.”

Region
Hludana was worshipped in northern Gaul, in what is now Germany and the Netherlands..

Literary evidence
Unknown.

Archaeological evidence
Birten, Germany; Iversheim, Germany; Qualburg, Germany; Beetgum, Netherlands; Munstereifel, Germany