Arcanua

In 1976 in Born (Dutch province of Limburg), amateur archeologists found an elegant statuette of a rooster, made of bronze and enamel work. It stems from the 2nd century CE. From the dedication on its base, we know that it is an offering from a veteran from the Roman 6th Legion, Ulpius Vurinus. He made this offering for the goddess Arcuana, as a repayment of his promise. Nothing more about this goddess is known, but her name comes from a Celtic word for ‘announcer’ or ‘singer’.

Arcanua's rooster. Photo: Limburg Museum, Venlo.

Arcanua’s rooster. Photo: Limburg Museum, Venlo.

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