Triplism revised. Case studies: Roman Hispania, Gaul, and Britannia

Érika Vital Pedreira


In this brief article, we propose a revision of the concept of triplism developed between the decades of 1920 and 1930 and understood as inherent to the culture of Celtic societies of all periods and regions. We base our analysis on the concepts of hybridization (JIMEZ, 2011), entanglement (STOCKHAMMER, 2012a; 2012b; 2013), and on the analysis of the epithets used in the votive epigraphs dedicated to plural feminine deities and produced during the period of Roman domination of Hispania, Gaul and Britannia. We point out the impossibility of maintaining the same practice unaltered for several centuries, and in a great geographical extent. In view of the socio-cultural and political changes resulting from intercultural contacts, we defend the existence of several forms of triplism, which consist of different forms of production and application of the same practice.


Triplism – Entanglement – plural feminine deities

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