Brigantia is a Celtic goddess worshipped in Britain and Gaul; she was the patron goddess of the Brigantes tribe in northern England. As a tribal and territorial goddess, Brigantia is a protector; she thus has martial qualities and has been depicted with spear and helmet.
Brigantia was sometimes equated by the Romans with Minerva by way of the interpretation Romana.
Brigantia is linked etymologically with the Irish Brigid and the Gaulish Bricta and Brigindona. Her name is derived from that of the Brigantes tribe, so the Proto-Celtic *brigo- or “might, power” applies to both goddess and tribe.
Tribal and other associations
Brigantia was the patron goddess of the Brigantes tribe, located in north-eastern England, centered around what is now Yorkshire.
Adel, England; Birrens, England; Castleford, England; Corbridge, England; Greetland, England; Hadrian’s Wall, England; South Shields, England.