Temple of Nodens – Lydney

Nodens (NudensNodons) is a Celtic deity associated with healing, the sea, hunting and dogs. He was worshipped in ancient Britain, most notably in a temple complex at Lydney Park in Gloucestershire, and possibly also in Gaul. He is equated with the Roman gods Mars, Neptune and Silvanus, and his name is cognate with that of the Irish mythological figure Nuada and the Welsh Nudd.

Above & Below: The Temple of Nodens, finds which include votive offering were found at this site. This is a unique temple site as it is the only site in the UK that is attached to the god Nodens a healing deity.

Above & Below: The Temple of Nodens, finds which include votive offering were found at this site. This is a unique temple site as it is the only site in the UK that is attached to the god Nodens a healing deity.

 

Above & Below: The Bath House of the Temple of Nodens which is believed tom have been connected to the healing arts of the temple