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[victor; mighty one]. War-god worshipped in ancient Gaul and perhaps also in Britain and Ireland. Because ‘Segomo’ is more a title than an actual name and exists as an epithet for both Gaulish Mars and Hercules, there is some ambiguity whether this figure is a discrete indigenous divinity or an aspect of one or both of those better-known figures. A statue of a mule, an animal associated with Mars, dedicated to Segomo survives at Neuvy-en-Sullias on the Loire River in west central France. A bronze horse from the shrine of Bolards, at Nuits-Saint-Georges in eastern France, may also be dedicated only to Segomo. The early Irish name Nia Segamoin [servant of Segomo] clearly echoes his one-time presence, and he may be identical with Cocidius, a god worshipped in Roman Britain.

Subjects: Religion.

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