--- Le Bateman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Could someone tell me if the Celtic name for the sun
> is a feminine noun and
> if the moon is in the masculine as it is in Old
I will if you tell me which Celtic language you mean.
In modern Welsh, "lleuad", moon, is feminine; "heul",
sun, is masculine. However in the Gaelic languages,
which many scholars consider to be older, the word for
sun is feminine; in fact, there is a traditional Scots
Gaelic prayer which addresses the sun as "Mother of
the Stars" and "Queen of the Day".
On the other hand, I cannot think of any specifically
solar or lunar deity in any of the Celtic pantheons
with which I am familiar. Arianrhod, whose name can
be translated "silver wheel", is considered by some to
be a moon goddess, but actually she is associated with
the North Star, I believe.
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