Gaulish Virtues

Audio version of this page read by Caromâros Caitogabros, Ambactos of Galatîs Litauiâs

Virtues are key to maintaining one’s self in the cycle of the cosmos, they help us to aim for something greater, they have a spirit in themselves.

Drunemeton, Trirextoues (The Three Laws)

Find out more over at Drunemeton

The Druids make their pronouncements by means of riddles and dark sayings, teaching that the gods must be worshipped, and no evil is done, and manly behavior maintained.”
Diogenes Laertius, “Vitæ”, intro., 5

  • Dugie Dêuoi – (Honor the Gods)
  • Gneie ne drucos – (Do no evil)
  • Biue eni mêdê – (Live in honor)

Bessus Nouiogalation Îanoi (Virtues)

Find out more about Gaulish Virtues over at Bessus Nouiogalation

A major component of Bessus Nouiogalation is to live life in accordance with Assus (order, according to ritual, with connotations of sacred or universal law). This means is to live in a beneficial way to the world, our communities, and ourselves. What it does not mean is following along with the “status quo” or being unquestioning. If the “status quo” is oppressive or unjust, it is not in line with Assus. Therefore not in line with the order. It is important to mention this as we often see people and entire systems pervert morals to suit the powerful and not order. There is no order without Uîroioniâ (Justice).

  • Dêuocariâ – (piety)
  • Luxtiâ – (duty)
  • Uissus – (wisdom/knowledge)
  • Îanolabâ – (right speech)
  • Doniocariâ – (compassion)
  • Oigetocâriâ – (hospitality)
  • Raton – (generosity)
  • Uiridos – (truth)
  • Decos – (honour)
  • Uîroioniâ – (justice)
  • Galâ – (bravery)
  • Ûxelliâ – (pride)

Below are The Gaulish Virtues given to us by Segomaros Widugeni.

From his book, Ancient Fire pages 31,32

  • Eniequos – (Face, Honor)
  • Boudi – (Victory, prosperity)
  • Clutos – (Fame, a good reputation)
  • Nertos – (Strength, vigor, power, spiritual power)
  • Uiros – (True, Just, Truth)
  • Uiroionos – (Just, Fair, Equitable, Accurate, Exact, True, Rightful, Appropriate, Due, Sound, Apposite, Straightforward.)
  • Uiridos – (Virtue)
  • Rextus – (Law, right)
  • Uosedlâ – (Firmness, calmness, steadiness)
  • Couiriâ – (Loyalty, sincerity, good faith)
  • Dilestos – (Firm loyalty)
  • Oigetocariâ – (Guest friendliness, hospitality, generosity)
  • Inrextus – (Integrity, inner rectitude)
  • Comsamaliâ – (Even-handedness, fairness, impartiality)
  • Ueliâ – (Modesty, honesty)
  • Galâ – (Valor, courage, ability)
  • Uariâ – (Duty)
  • Uissus – (Knowledge)

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