Goddess Coventina  

Posted by Stella Clark

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COVENTINA IS A CELTIC GODDESS OF HEALING, A RIVER DEITY, THE PERSONIFIED SPIRIT OF A SPRING THAT WELLED UP OUT OF THE GROUND. SHE IS CONNECTED TO HEALING AND PROPHECY AS WELL AS THE EBB AND FLOW OF TIME. ALTHOUGH LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT HER UNTIL THE PERIOD OF THE ROMAN OCCUPATION, WE DO KNOW THAT AT ONE TIME, COVENTINA WAS WORSHIPED AS THE QUEEN OF THE RIVER GODDESSES. IN FACT, SHE IS USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH ALL OF THE RUNNING WATERS,PARTICULARLY AREAS OF LAND WHERE THE WATER DRAINS OFF AND ENTERS INTO THE EARTH; THE CELTS BELIEVED THAT THE POWER OF THE RIVER DEITY COULD BE SEEN AND ITS ENERGY MORE KEENLY FELT.

HER FOLLOWERS TOSSED COINS AND OTHER SACRED OBJECTS--POTTERY, JEWELRY, BELLS--INTO THE WELL AS AN OFFERING FOR HER BLESSING. IN ONE WELL, A HUMAN SKULL WAS FOUND. DURING THE CRUSADES, MANY EUROPEAN WELLS WERE RE-DEDICATED TO SAINTS. IT WAS AT THIS TIME THAT THE CELTIC AND ROMAN WELLS DEDICATED TO COVENTINA WERE CONVERTED INTO "WISHING WELLS", AND THE PREVIOUS ROMAN PRACTICE OF THROWING SACRIFICED ANIMALS INTO THE WELL TO WIN HER FAVOR WE REPLACED WITH THE TOSSING OF COINS AND FLOATING VOTIVE CANDLES TO ELICIT GOOD LUCK.

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