Taranis the Giant was the god of thunder 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. Taranis was associated, as was the cyclops Brontes “thunder” in Greek mythology, with the wheel. Gundestrup cauldron, created between 200 BC and 300 AD, is thought to have a depiction of Taranis on the inner wall of cauldron on tile C. The name as recorded by Lucan is unattested epigraphically, but variants of the name include the forms Tanarus, Taranucno, Taranuo and Taraino The name is continued in Irish as Tuireann, and is likely connected with those of Germanic Norse Thor, Anglo-Saxon Þunor, German Donar, Slavic ( PERUN )and Sami (Horagalles) gods of thunder, watch video for more ancient Mystery.
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