was a Gaulish god
in the pantheon of the Treveri
and some neighbouring peoples. His name is known from nine inscriptions from a relatively compact area in what are now Belgium
, western Germany
and eastern France
. He may have been the tutelary deity
of one of the three pagi
(subdivisions) of the Treveri. In most cases, Intarabus is invoked alone – without any synthesis to a Roman deity
, and without accompanying female deities. However, one inscription (CIL
XIII 3653) invokes him as Mars Intarabus,
noting that a fanum
of this god had been restored at Trier
. Meanwhile, another inscription from Mackwiller
gives Intarabus the epithet Narius
. An inscription at Ernzen
in Germany has his name as Interabus
, while another from Noville
(now within the town of Bastogne
in Belgium), invokes Enarabus
in conjunction with the Genius Ollodagus
A bronze statuette from the Foy-Noville site, identified on the base as Deo Intarabo (in the dative case), depicts the god as a beardless, long-haired man in a tunic, draped with a wolf skin. His raised right hand would presumably have held a spear or some other implement, while his left hand, extended at waist length, is now missing.
The theatre at Echternach appears to have been dedicated to Intarabus, as was an aedicula at Ernzen. A silver ring engraved simply with the name Intarabo (again, in the dative case) was found at Dalheim.
The name ‘Intarabus’ has been characterized as “etymologically obscure”.