Bibracte is a Celtic goddess worshipped in Gaul; she was the eponymous goddess of the Gaulish city of Bibracte. As the city’s patron goddess she was certainly a protector and bringer of prosperity.

She received offerings in three wells within her city, a common practice among the Gauls; gods of wells and springs often had a healing aspect.


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

Bibracte’s name is often said to derive from the Proto-Celtic *bebro or “beaver” indicating a possible yet unknown connection to that animal. I have also seen it suggested that the name comes from the Indo-European *pibo or “drink,” suggesting a connection to springs and wells.

Tribal and other associations
Bibracte was the capital city of the Gaulish tribe, the Aedui, indicating a close association between the goddess and the tribe.

Bibracte is known from inscriptions at the city that bore her name, located in what is now central France.

Literary evidence

Archaeological evidence
Mont-Beuvray, France