Vasio is a Celtic god worshipped in Gaul; as patron god of what is now the town of Vaison, he is likely to have been a protector of the tribe, turned to for a number of different purposes.


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

Vasio’s name is of uncertain derivation. It is believed by some to be Ligurian (Genoese) rather than Celtic in origin.

Tribal and other associations
The town of Vaison, once known as Vasio, was the tribal capital of the Celtic Vocontii tribe.

Vasio was worshipped in Gaul, in what is now south-eastern France..

Literary evidence

Archaeological evidence
Merindol, France; Vaison, France

Toponymic evidence
Vasio’s name lives on in that of the French town of Vaison, known in Roman times as Vasio Vocontiorum.