Vesunna is a Celtic goddess worshipped in Gaul. She was likely considered a giver of prosperity, abundance and good fortune, as evidenced by the cornucopia she is depicted carrying in her images.
Vesunna was also once the name of a town just south of the modern French city of Perigueux, where the goddess had a temple in ancient times; she was certainly the patron goddess of this city and its people and thus a protector.
In inscriptions found in Perigueux, Vesunna is identified with the Roman goddess of luck, Tutela, which emphasizes Vesunna’s role as a goddess of good fortune.
Vesunna received votive and dedicatory offerings from her worshippers; otherwise little is known of the specifics of her cult. She had a temple in the city that bore her name
Vesunna’s name is likely to derive from the Proto-Celtic *wesu or “good.”
Tribal and other associations
Vesunna was worshipped especially by the Gaulish Celtic tribe known as the Petrocorii, whose name survived in the modern French city of Perigeuex, located just north of her great temple.
Vesunna was worshipped primarily in the Dordogne region of France, with a center of worship at her temple just south of the modern city of Perigeuex.
Perigueux, France; Cologne, Germany