Baduhenna

Baduhenna is an obscure Frisian goddess associated with war. The Roman historian Tacitus mentions a wood dedicated to Baduhenna, in which 900 Roman soldiers were slaughtered by Frisians.

The name Baduhenna probably means 'battle goddess'. The first element seems to be related to Germanic *badwa-, battle. The ending -henae is found on names for groups of matrons inscribed on votive altars (such as the Berguiahenae).

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