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I'm looking for the exact name and possible etymology of an ancient celtic-iberian deity roughly named "Pecosuosucivo", as I can faintly recollect. Probably linked with the town Úbeda in the province of Jaén. Any suggestions are welcome!

  • Are their any other details about this figure you can remember? – Dan Feb 26 '20 at 16:32
  • @Dan no that's all I can say. – exp8j Feb 26 '20 at 18:35
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    But you're sure it refers to a "Celtic" deity? I ask because this particular region is historically associated with non-"Celtic" peoples, who assimilated much from other Mediterranean cultures. – Dan Feb 26 '20 at 22:16
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    This question is driving me crazy. How sure are you about the spelling? Can you spell it out phonetically? – Dan Mar 2 '20 at 2:35
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    @Dan you should not :( but :) as it's always a joy to engage in earnest inquiry! – exp8j Mar 6 '20 at 12:03
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This name doesn't seem Celtic. It could be derived from vulgar Latin based on:

Pecus (guard) suos (acc. plural oneself) succentīvus ([those]around)

or

Pecus (guard) suos (acc. plural oneself) su (over, on, regarding) cibo (food)

Pecus can also derive from the Indo-European root for "livestock" but that doesn't seem to make much sense here.

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    In fact, the livestock connection could be very relevant here. No reason this figure can't be associated with cattle (a chiefly important resource) given the information we have. – Dan Mar 5 '20 at 19:30
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The highest deity in the male trias in various Indo-European mythologies has a similar name :

, the female trias is always the Fates (nornir, horae, parcae, ...)

The problem is that the mythological function of these highest male deities is massively tainted by later christian influence so it is hard to tell if any mythological tradition about these deities is native (original) or not (modified later)

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    Interesting links, and what a bold attempt at linking them with "Pecosuosucivo" based only on "Pe"! – exp8j Apr 2 '20 at 7:00
  • If the exact name is unknown, look for similar names . i do not know the etymology of these deity names, i will check this – ralf htp Apr 2 '20 at 14:43

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