Caturix

Caturix is a Celtic god worshipped in Gaul. His name likely translates to “battle king,” identifying him as a war-god. He may as well have been a tribal protector deity.

He was sometimes identified by the Romans with their god Mars by way of the interpretatio romana.

Myth
Unknown.

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

Etymology
Caturix’s name may have been derived from the Proto-Celtic *katus or “battle” and *rigs or “king.”

Tribal and other associations
I’ve seen it suggested that Caturix may have been the god of the Caturiges tribe, who were located in south-eastern France on the south-western end of the Alps.

Region
Caturix was worshipped primarily in what is now the Swiss Alps..

Literary evidence
Unknown.

Archaeological evidence
Boeckingen, Germany; Avenches, Switzerland; Bulle, Switzerland; Nonfoux, Switzerland; Yverdon, Switzerland