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The Goddess Arnemetia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:16 am
Author: TheWiseHedgewitch
By Birchwood on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:35 pm:

Hey all - just thought I'd share this with you all.

I love water, it's so relaxing and have a feature in the back garden and a small one in my back room, and am constantly looking for one for my front room. I decided to look online and see if there were any Goddesses of water and found this:

Arnemetia was a Romano-Celtic water goddess whose 'Sacred Grove' was at Buxton Springs in England. It is thought that the Corieltauvi worshipped Arnemetia 'she who dwells at the sacred grove' long before the Roman Period. Here on the valley floor where two springs close together, and those who drank of her waters were cured of wasting disease and sickness.

Isn't that great? And if it's the same Buxton (Derbyshire) as I think it is, then it's not that far from us and I feel more research and a possible visit coming on!!!

BB

Re: The Goddess Arnemetia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:16 am
Author: TheWiseHedgewitch
By Viridis on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 12:43 pm:

It is. Arnemetia was abbreviated to Ann, St Anns well is in the middle of town near the pump room. If you want more info on how to find it, let me know

Re: The Goddess Arnemetia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:16 am
Author: TheWiseHedgewitch
By Birchwood on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 01:00 pm:

Viridis - tell me more, tell me more!!!

BB

Re: The Goddess Arnemetia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:17 am
Author: TheWiseHedgewitch
By Viridis on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 01:17 pm:

Ok don't know which road you'd take, but if you come over the top of the hill through the market place then carry on down the hill. There's a park on your left and shops on your right. Georgian arcades all over the place. Walk along the bottom edge of the park, towards the Opera House and there's a little fountain built around the spring, now dedicated to St Ann. If you come up the valley, then park in the big carpark behind the shopping centres. Walk down the main, pedestrianised street to the end. Cross the road and you're in the same place!

If the pump room is open (its used for exhibitions these days) go in and you will see all the old stonework from when Buxton was a spa.

http://www.derbyshireuk.net/buxton.html

hope this helps

Re: The Goddess Arnemetia

PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:17 am
Author: TheWiseHedgewitch
By Birchwood on Wednesday, January 19, 2005 - 01:27 pm:

Brilliant, Viridis - thanks! BB