Origin of the name SELISUC.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name SELISUC.
SELISUC. This is
a legend of a coin of Gallia Belgica, and is without doubt of the
mythological class, since it has upon it a figure with wings for arms, and
a somewhat close resemblance to the one on a Gaulish coin, and recognized
by M. de la Saussaye, in an excellent dissertation in the Revue
Numismatique for 1842, p. 165, as that of the Druid Abaris,
mentioned by Hecataeus. The etymology is thus, Sel-y-suc, or,
as it might be nearly in modern Welsh, Seliad-y-soccyn, i.e.,
"the arch boy, urchin, or sprite." It would appear from
this etymology, that the figure here represented was of the nature of the
numerous sprites worshipped by the Celts, under Druidical sanction, as Nedic
Nar mentioned in the Gododin, stanza 62, and others similar. (Celtic Inscriptions on
Gaulish & British Coins, Poste, 1861)