Alator is a Celtic god worshipped in Britain. An image of the god from Barkway depicts him carrying a spear and shield, wearing a helmet; he may have been a war god, although his name may also indicate a caring or nourishing aspect.
He was sometimes identified by the Romans with their god Mars by way of the interpretatio romana.
Alator received votive and dedicatory offerings from his worshippers; otherwise little is known of the specifics of his cult.
Alator’s name may have been derived from the Proto-Celtic *al-o or “nourish.”
Alator was known in Britain.
Barkway, England; South Shield, England