Belatucadros is a Celtic god worshipped in Britain, both by native Britons and by the Roman soldiers stationed in his region. His altars tended to be simple ones, indicating that he was a god more honored by the average person (and soldier) than by the aristocracy. He may have been a war god, or a protector.

There are a number of alternative spellings used for his name, including Belatucauros, Belatucairus, Belatucadrus and Belatugagrus.

Belatucadros was usually identified by the Romans with their god Mars by way of the interpretatio romana.


Belatucadros received votive and dedicatory offerings from his worshippers; otherwise little is known of the specifics of his cult.

A number of different sources have been suggested for the elements of Belatucadros’ name, including the Proto-Celtic *belat or “to kill” and*katros or “strong”

Belatucadros was honored in Britain, with a strong center of worship in northern England, near Hadrian’s wall.

Literary evidence

Archaeological evidence
Bowness-on-Solway, England; Brougham, England; Burgh-by-Sands, England; Carlisle, England; Carvoran, England; Castlesteads, England; Hexham, England; Kirkby Thore, England; Maryport, England; Netherby, England; Old Carlisle, England; Old Penrith, England.