Behind the MythosEdit
The name Nodens probably derives from a Celtic stem *noudont- or *noudent-, which J. R. R. Tolkien suggested was related to a Germanic root meaning "acquire, have the use of", earlier "to catch, entrap (as a hunter)". Making the connection with Nuada and Lludd's hand, he detected "an echo of the ancient fame of the magic hand of Nodens the Catcher".
The name "nodens" translates from Latin as "no teeth."
- Nodens makes an appearance in the anime Haiyore! Nyaruko-San! as an old man. Night-gaunts also make an appearance too.