Abelio, God of the Apple Tree

Abelio (Abellio, Abello) is a Celtic god worshipped in Gaul. He may be associated with apple trees or orchards.

Myth
Unknown.

Cult
Abelio received votive and dedicatory offerings from his worshippers; apart from this, little is known of his cult.

Etymology
Abelio’s name may be derived from the Proto-Celtic *abalo or “apple.”

Region
Abelio was worshipped in what is now the Haute-Garonne district in south-western France.

Literary evidence
Unknown.

Archaeological evidence
Aulon, France; Billiere, France; Boutx, France; Burgalays, France; Cardeilliac, France; Fabas, France; Garin, France; Montauban-de-Luchon, France; Saint-Aventin, France; Saint-Beat, France; Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, France