A) Intoxicating Goddesses as Healers?

As seen above, the name of the Comedovae, mentioned in an inscription from Aix-les-Bains (Savoy), may refer to different notions, according to the various etymologies: health, sovereignty and mead-intoxication.2399 The nature and functions of the Comedovae, however, remain obscure. If we consider that they were ‘Intoxicating Goddesses’, what could they have protected, symbolised or embodied? What were their functions as regards mead?


CIL XII, 2445.