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Arnemetia was a goddess in Romano-British religion. Her shrine was at Aquae Arnemetiae ("waters of Arnemetia"), which is now Buxton in Derbyshire, England.[1]

Arnemetia's name contains Celtic elements "are," meaning "against, beside," and nemeton, meaning "sacred grove." Her name is thus interpreted as "she who dwells in the sacred grove," suggesting Arnemetia may be a divine epithet rather than a name in its own right.


  1. ^ Miranda J. Green. Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, 1997.

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