Endovelicus is a Celtic god worshipped in Gaul, in what is now Portugal. He was an important deity with a number of different worship sites. He was considered a solar deity and a healing god, and a protector of those cities and individuals who honored him. He may also have been an oracular deity.
Endovelicus received votive and dedicatory offerings from his worshippers. He had a great temple at Sao Miguel de Morta, Portugal where worshippers came for healing and in hope of healing dreams; he had as well a number of possible other temples throughout the region.
The source of Endovelicus’ name is uncertain; it may not have been entirely of Celtic origin, though it could come in part from the Proto-Celtic *walo or “chief,”
Endovelicus was worshipped primarily and originally in far-western Gaul, in what the Romans called Lusitania and what is now Portugal. His worship traveled with the Romans to other regions of their empire as well.
Juromenha, Portugal; Lisbon, Portugal; Santuário da Rocha da Mina, Portugal; Sao Miguel de Mota, Portugal; Turena, Portugal; Vila Real, Portugal; Avila, Spain; Villavicosa, Spain