Description

JANUS 1 INTRO

NISMR No.: FER 153:008

Monument Type: Carved stone figure

One of two carved statues situated on White Island, County Fermanagh. The larger, the Boa Island figure, is regarded as one of the most enigmatic and remarkable stone figures in Ireland. It is called a 'Janus figure' because it has two faces, reminding some of the Roman two-headed deity Janus, however, it is thought more likely to represent a Celtic god or indeed goddess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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