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[Gaul., powerful (?)].

Important god of early Britain and Gaul, especially among the Belgae and the Remi. The Romans equated him with Mars; at Rindern, France, he was cited as Mars–Camulos on a stone with a corona of oak. Elsewhere he was portrayed with a ramhorned head. Evidence of his popularity can be seen in several place-names notably Camulodunum. Attempts to link him with the nursery character Old King Cole and Fionn's father Cumhall have been rejected by contemporary learned commentators.

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