In Celtic mythology
was the goddess of horses
, donkeys, mules, oxen
, springs, rivers
and cattle. She was also a psychopomp
, accompanying souls to the land of the dead.
When Rome conquered Gaul, Epona's cult was adopted by the army, which called her Bubona.
In art, she was depicted with a cornucopia, sitting side-saddle on a horse or laying on one, or standing around multiple horses.