The Cucullati

The Cucullati or Genii/Genius (spirits/spirit) Cucullati were deities worshipped in Britain and Gaul; in Britain they were generally shown in a group of three while on the continent they were more often honored in the singular. Much like the Matronae (whom they accompany in some cases), they were often honored by title rather than under an individual name or names. They were typically depicted wearing cloaks with a pointed hood or cucullus and sometimes carried symbols of fertility and prosperity such as eggs or bags of gold.


The Cucullati received votive and dedicatory offerings from their worshippers; otherwise little is known of the specifics of their cult.

The Cucullati are named for the hood or (in Latin) cucullus they wear.

The Cucullati were worshipped in several regions of Britain and Gaul.

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Archaeological evidence
Wabelsdorf, Austria; Bath, England; Birdoswald, England; Cirencester, England; Castle Yard, England; Colchester, England; Daglingworth, England; Housesteads, England; London, England; Lower Slaughter, England; Netherby, England; Reculver, England; Rushall Down, England; Springhead, England; Whittington, England; Wiltshire, England; Wycomb, England; Nimes, France; Dhronecken, Germany; Jagsthausen, Germany; Karlich, Germany; Trier, Germany; Geneva, Switzerland