Loucetius was a Gallic god known from the Rhine-Moselle region, where he was identified with Mars.

Altar to Loucetius from Bath. Roman Baths Museum.

Scholars have interpreted his name to mean ‘lightning’. Mars Loucetius was worshipped alongside the goddess Nemetona.

About a dozen inscriptions in honour of Mars Loucetius have been recovered, mainly from eastern Gaul, with a particular concentration among the Vangiones and Aresaces. Inscriptions to him have also been found at Bath and Angers; the altar at Bath specifies that it was dedicated by a citizen of the Treveri.

Altar to Mars Loucetius, c. 10 BC, from Strasbourg. Strasbourg Archaeology Musuem. (c) Ji-Elle

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