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Origin of the name BELENUS.
Etymology of the name BELENUS.
Meaning of the baby name BELENUS.


BELENUS.  The same as Celtic Belenos (q.v.), meaning, "Lord."  Also spelled Belinus and Bellaunos.

... It is certain too that the Gaulish Belenus was the Greek and Roman Apollo. (See Capitolin. c. 22, Herodian, l. 8, c. 3); that Apollo Belenus is found on an Aquileian inscription,—that his attributes among the Illyrians, who also worshipped him, were the same as those of the oriental Mithras (see Vopisc. in Aurel.); and that Ausoniius (iv. 7, 10,) mentions a Patera and Phebitius, both of the race of the Druids, who served Belenus in his temple.  Now it is remarkable that Elias Schedius, persuded like many others that Belenus was the Sun, believes the name to have been made out of the numeral letters which express the number of the days that compose a solar year. Β 2, Η 8, Λ 30, Ε 5, Ν 50, Ο 70, Σ 200.  Which cyphers taken together make 365.  But it is doubted whether the OE or YE belonged to the Gaulish name, and should not be rather deemed a Greek or Latin termination, added to the Gaulish, Illyrian, or Phenician word. (Gentleman's Magazine, v.99, 1829)


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