Attested: AI iter 14 Aquis Sulis; Ptolemy 2,3,28 Υδατα Θερμα, a πολις of the Βελγαι tribe.
Where: The hot springs at Bath, Somerset, ST750648, where there is ample evidence from curse tablets and inscriptions of the presiding goddess Minerva Sulis.
Name origin: Aquae (nominative of Aquis) = ‘waters’. The Greek means ‘hot waters’.
Notes: An article submitted for publication (preprint available on request) explains the most likely meaning of Sulis.
Last Edited: 10 June 2016