Danuvius (or Danubius) is a rarity, a river-god located in Celtic lands. Celtic river deities are almost always female. For the Romans, however (as for the Greeks), river gods were typically male. Thus, Danuvius, who is depicted in art much as were other Roman river-gods. Whether Danuvius can be considered a Celtic deity is debatable, but he does have worship sites in the Romano-Gallic world.

Danuvius was associated with the Danube river in particular; his worship sites are often located near the Danube.


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

Danuvius’ name derives from the same sources as that of the Irish goddess Danu with which it is cognate.

Danuvius is known from a number of sites, primarily found near the Danube river.

Literary evidence

Archaeological evidence
Mengen, Germany; Alt Ofen, Hungary; Kalocsa, Hungary; Tennye, Hungary

Toponymic evidence
Danube River