Mogons is a Celtic god worshipped in Gaul and Britain; he may have been associated with the hunt. His name has been interpreted to mean “great one.”

Mogons was sometimes identified by the Romans with their god Apollo by way of the interpretatio romana.


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

The origin of Mogons’ name is uncertain but may derive from the Proto-Celtic *mako or “to increase”; if so this would identify him as a bringer of abundance. It has also been potentially connected with the Proto-Celtic *mago- or “great,” which has led to the translation of Mogons as “the great one.”

Mogons was worshipped primarily in northern England, with other potential worship sites in what is now France and Spain..

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Archaeological evidence
Chesterholm, England; Durobrivae (Rochester), England; Netherby, England; Old Penrith, England; Risingham, England; Horbourg-Wihr,France (as Mogounus); Lezoux, France (as Mo[g]unus); Cabezo del Griego (Saelices), Spain (as Mogonino)