Andarta

Andarta is a Celtic goddess worshipped in Gaul; her name translates to “great bear.” She was likely associated with the bear and what it represents.

Myth
Unknown.

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

Etymology
Andarta’s name likely derives from the Proto-Celtic *ande or “great” and*arto or “bear.”

Region
Andarta was worshipped primarily in a small region in southern France.

Literary evidence
Unknown.

Archaeological evidence
Aurel, France; Cheylard, France; Drome, France; Eygluy-Escoulin, France; Luc-en-Diois, France; Sainte-Croix, France; Berne, Switzerland