Taranis, god of Thunder. Thought to be a derivative of Greek Brontes (Cyclops) and Ouranos (Sky). Taranis holds the Solar Wheel, thunder represented by the weaving of the bolt about the ring he carries over his arm. He is sometimes depicted with a chariot and horses, also a source of his strength.
Small statues recovered from Ancient Gaul, show connections with Norse gods such as Thor. The Romans associated him with Jupiter, representing strength pulling the Chariot. The wheel being a symbol carried as a protective amulet against injustice and to bring strength to a challenge. Worn as a pendant since the Bronze Age, many were discovered at shrines, in rivers and settlements all over the British Isles.
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