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Roman Gold Taranis “Wheel’ Pendant, 1st-3rd century AD
In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped essentially in Gaul, Gallaecia, Britain and Ireland, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others. Taranis, along with Esus and Toutatis as part of a sacred triad, was mentioned by the Roman poet Lucan in his epic poem Pharsalia as a Celtic deity to whom human sacrificial offerings were made.
Taranis was associated, as was the cyclops Brontes (“thunder”) in Greek mythology, with the wheel. Many representations of a bearded god with a thunderbolt in one hand and a wheel in the other have been recovered from Gaul, where this deity apparently came to be syncretized with Jupiter.
Symbolic votive wheels were offered at shrines (such as in Alesia), cast in rivers (such as the Seine), buried in tombs or worn as amulets since the Middle Bronze Age.
Michael Kerbow Drawings
Based in San Francisco, Michael Kerbow is an artist who loves piling animals, highways’ knots and cars up, in a very urban set which has a fantastic dimension. Very particular urban stills…