> In _The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe_ Hilda Ellis Davidson mentions a
> number of stones in Cumbria dedicated to a Romano-British god, Mars
> Belatucadros. She translates Belatucadros as either "Fair Shining One" or
> "Fair Slayer".
> Could this be the name 'Bel' + a British word related to the OI verb
> 'ad-ágathar', "to fear"?
Belatu- is the "Slayer" aspect of the name and cadro- is "fair" if it is
related to Welsh cadr "fine, mighty, bold" (though there are some
difficulties involved in this identification - Brittonic -adr- should
normally give Welsh -aer-, not -adr-).
- Chris Gwinn