Veteris (Veterus, Vitiris, Hveteris) is a Celtic god worshipped in Britain at a number of sites, many of which were Roman forts along Hadrian’s wall. His popularity among the military suggests a martial side to this god.
Veteris received votive and dedicatory offerings from his worshippers; otherwise little is known of the specifics of his cult.
Veteris’ name is of uncertain origin; it may have derived from the Proto-Celtic *wat-u or “poetic inspiration.” (This reminds me of the similar Old Norse wod, a word which is a part of the name of Odin/Woden, and makes me wonder about the nature of Veteris’ connection to warriors and war.)
Veteris was worshipped at numerous sites in what is now northern England.
Benwell, England; Carrawburgh, England; Carvoran, England; Caterick, England; Chesterholm, England; Chester-le-Street, England; Chesters, England; Corbridge, England; Ebchester, England; Great Chesters, England; Hadrian’s Wall, England; Housesteads, England; Lanchester, England; Netherby, England; South Shields, England