2743.
Maier (Bernhard): Beasts from the deep: the water-bull in Celtic, Germanic and Balto-Slavic traditions.
In ZCP 51 (1999), pp. 4–16.
Suggests that the Insular Celtic tradition of a mysterious bull living in the sea may be related to an ancient Near Eastern god of the deep whose cult, connected to fertility, spread to Northern Europe via the Mediterranean.

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