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Beck (Noémie)
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Beck, Noémie, “Celtic divine names related to Gaulish and British population groups”, Hofeneder, Andreas, and Patrizia de Bernardo Stempel (eds), Théonymie celtique, cultes, interpretatio = Keltische Theonymie, Kulte, interpretatio: X. workshop F.E.R.C.AN., Paris 24.–26.Mai 2010, Mitteilungen der Prähistorischen Kommission 79, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2013. 51–71. URL: <http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=451552>. 
abstract:
Gallo-Roman and Romano-British epigraphy reveals that names of single deities, mostly goddesses or epithets of Matres and Matronae, are often related to – although not necessarily derived from – the names of population groups. We shall now take a closer look at some of these divine names related to ethno- or toponyms in Gaul and Britain.
(source: introduction)
Beck, Noémie, “‘Celtic deities’ honoured by devotees specifying their people/civitas of origin: shared, adopted or delocalized cults?”, in: Spickermann, Wolfgang [ed.], Keltische Götternamen als individuelle Option? = Celtic theonyms as an individual option?: Akten des 11. Internationalen Workshops ‘Fontes Epigraphici Religionum Celticarum Antiquarum’ vom 19.–21. Mai 2011 an der Universität Erfurt, Osnabrücker Forschungen zu Altertum und Antike-Rezeption 19, Rahden/Westfalen: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, 2013. 223–251.
Beck, Noémie, “Les cheveux de la Morrígain”, Études Celtiques 38 (2012): 229–257.  
abstract:
[EN] The Morrígain’s Hair
The Morrígain is one of the most fascinating deities in Irish medieval literature. She is generally viewed as a goddess of war and death who appears alone or in triple form on the battlefield, is endowed with potent supernatural powers and symbolises the death of warriors. As the wife of the Dagda, the father god, she also possesses important sexual and agrarian attributes. She is thus a complex, polymorphic and multifunctional goddess. This study will examine a new aspect of her personality. As a goddess of fertility, she is closely related to water ; a characteristic which is reflected in her role as a washer of corpses at river fords. The numerous references to her long mane and sinister laugh, her role as a messenger of death and her connection with water all lend credence to the view that she is the fair-haired sea-goddess who drowns Conaing, son of Aedán Mac Gabráin, king of Alba, in the early 7th-century poem in the Annals of Tigernach.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 38, 2012: <link>