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Sulis Minerva
Roman bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva

© Courtesy of Bath and North East Somerset Council
Roman Bath's Celtic acquisition

Under the Romans the bathing complex at Bath was presided over by the deity Sulis Minerva. How did this goddess evolve? Sulis is the Celtic goddess of healing and sacred waters and Minerva the Roman goddess of wisdom. The creation of the hybrid Sulis Minerva demonstrates the Roman's adaptation of Britain's Celtic traditions to establish their own dominance. More...

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