Germanic goddesses of war who were worshipped by soldiers near Hadrian's Wall; there is a votive center at Vercovicium (now Housesteads), with dedications to the Alaisiagae, Mars Thincsus, and Numen Augusti. The names of the Alaisiagae are Beda, Baudihille, Fimmilena, and Friagabis, though the inscription at Vercovicium only mentions Beda and Fimmilena.
As war goddesses, they are similar to the Valkyries of Norse myth and the Morrigan of Irish mythology. They were worshipped by soldiers from Tuihantis, which was part of Frisia and is now Twenthe in Holland.
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