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A Celtic war god worshipped with human sacrifices in Gaul. His name may derive from the word ‘tribe’ or ‘people’: Gallic, touta; Irish, tuath. On one hand it is suggested that Teutates, as Julius Caesar called him, was the chief of the Gallic pantheon; on the other, that this is not the name of an individual deity but of a general attribute that could be applied to different deities. If a war god, Teutates would have been identified with Mars.

Subjects: Religion.

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