Brill’s New Pauly

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Celtic god equated through the  interpretatio romana with  Apollo, whom Caesar ranks second among the gods most worshipped by the Gauls in his function as healer (Caes. B Gall. 6,1f.). This attribution is based on the specifically Roman conception of the Greek Apollo as Apollo Medicus, the healing god who drives away disease. With one exception (CIL XIII 8007), G.'s name always appears as an epithet to Apollo. That the deity is nonetheless the Celtic healing god is suggested by the far-fl…

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Euskirchen, Marion (Bonn), “Grannus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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