Salacea

Salacea is a Celtic goddess worshipped in Gaul. The etymology of her name suggests a connection with the willow tree, which would add her to the list of numerous Gaulish tree deities.

It is not unlikely that Salacea is associated with water in some way, given that she appears alongside the Gaulish Danuvius (god of the Danube) and the Roman Neptune.

It is worth noting that there is also a Roman water goddess, Salacia, and that she too is closely associateds with Neptune.

Myth
Unknown.

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

Etymology
Salacea’s name may have been derived from the Proto-Celtic *salik or “willow.”

Region
Salacea is known from a single inscription discovered at Vienna, Austria.

Literary evidence
Unknown.

Archaeological evidence
Vienna, Austria