Attested: Diodorus Siculus 5,21,3 & 5,22,1 ακρωτηριον το καλουμενον Βελεριον ‘promontory called Belerion’;
Ptolemy 2,3,3 Αντιουεσταιον ακρον το και Βολεριον.
Where: Land’s End, at about SW3425.
Name Origin: From βελος ‘dart’. Homer spelled it βελεος (Iliad 13,251), and used it to describe gods and giants throwing things. Appropriate for Land's End sticking out dangerously.
Notes: The association with Belenos and shining proposed by R&S is unconvincing.
Last Edited: 12 August 2016