In ancient Celtic polytheism, Latis is the name of two Celtic deities worshipped in Roman Britain. One is a goddess (Dea Latis), the other a god (Deus Latis), and they are both known from a single inscription each.
The dedication to Dea Latis was found at Birdoswald Roman Fort in Cumbria, England, in 1873. It reads simply:
For the goddess Latis.
The E is written as a . The stone is now in the Carlisle Museum.
She is known as the goddess of water and beer. She may have been associated with the nearby rivers.
The dedication to Deus Latis, recovered on an altar-stone at the Roman fort of Aballava, Burgh-by-Sands (also in Cumbria) reads:
DEO LATI LVCIVS VRSEI
To the god Latis, Lucius Ursei [dedicates this].
The altar-stone to Deus Latis was found near an image of a horned god named Belatucadros.
The name 'Latis' may conceivably be related to the Proto-Celtic words *lati- meaning 'liquor', *lat- 'day', or *lāto- 'lust'.
- ABALLAVA museum, Burgh by Sands, Cumbria, England.