Origin of the name COCIDIUS.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name COCIDIUS.
Mars Cocidius, the name of a British god of war. Meaning
... Several inscriptions in
honour of Mars Cocidius have been found in this country; but the meaning
of the word Cocidius is unknown, as well as that of a related form
Cocosus, which also occurs...
... possibly the application to Silvanus of the adjective Cocidius,
usually reserved for the Celtic war-god, was meant to describe a god
more closely resembling Thor in his more warlike moods, a Silvanus such
as that described by Livy, Hist. Rom. ii. 7, driving the Sabines to
flight by the terrifying voice he caused to issue from the forest of
Arsia after a contest between the Romans and Tarquin. The
designation Silvanus Cocidius occurs in a dedication at
Housesteads on the Roman Wall, and it is noteworthy that it was set up
by the prefect of a cohort of Tungrians; but the fact does not prove the
god to have been Teutonic: witness the Germas who honoured the Celtic
god Maponos in an inscription at Ainstable near Armthwaite. (Hibbert