The goal of this site is to accommodate both the study and the practice of the religious traditions of Gaul. This is a pretty broad undertaking, and it will have to develop gradually. If you’d like to help, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
My intention is to develop the site first in French, then translate pages into English when I’m reasonably satisfied with them. If you can read French, you can get the straight scoop right away.
Below is an outline of the site’s scope and progress:
Most of the photographs on this site are my own (Viducus Brigantici filius’). Exceptions will be noted. On the first page, a bas-relief from the Treveran region depicts a sea creature; it can be found in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier. The error page carries the famous relief of the man-eating she-wolf in the Musée Archéologique d’Arlon. The ram-headed snake that can be seen on the introduction page, among others, appears on a plaque of the Gundestrup cauldron (the original photo is in the public domain). The background design is my own creation based on decorative elements on monuments from the Treveran region. The collages of flags and notable writers are also my creations, but based on free-licensed images from Wikimedia Commons (of which Goethe, Hugo and Shakespeare are notably in the public domain); the same is true of the maps, which I’ve created from public-domain map resources. Unless otherwise noted, I license the text and images on this website under a Creative Commons licence (attribution-share alike 3.0 unported).
One characteristic of us polytheistic reconstructionists is that we have a lot of fun being studiously archaic (a bit like the Society for Creative Anachronism at times). So, each page in this website concludes with the mystifying words “Deo Mercurio ceterisq(ue) diis deabusq(ue) immortalibus Viducus Brigantici f(ilius) anno post R(omam) c(onditam) MMDCCLXII v(otum) s(olvit) l(ibens) m(erito)”, or a close variation of it. This means that I (Viducus, son of Briganticus) (not my real name) made a vow to Mercury and the other immortal gods and goddesses that I would create this website, and in 2009, lo and behold, I have fulfilled it. Doing my best, anyway!
In 2012, the site underwent a makeover in order to make it easier to read and access the available information. For the same reason, we rolled out a mobile version in early 2014. We hope you like it!