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Nabia was the celtic goddess of rivers and water in Galician and Lusitanian mythology. The root origin of the name derives from ancient Portuguese. Statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture For the 1934 film, see, see The Goddess (1934 film). ... This bridge across the Danube River links Hungary with Slovakia. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ...

The present-day Navia River in Galicia (Spain), was named in honor of the deity. Likewise, the river Neiva, near Braga (old capital of Gallaecia) is also named after her. The goddess Nabia was very popular in the territory of the Callaici Bracari with several inscriptions, like the celtic language at the sanctuary of Fonte do Ídolo in Braga (Bracara Augusta). There is also Neiva in the city of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, see Neiva, Portugal Neiva is the Capital of Huila. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Cávado  - District or A.R. Braga Mayor Mesquita Machado  - Party PS Area 183. ... Gallaecia or Callaecia (from Gaulish *gal-laikos smoke?-hero/warrior) was the name of a Roman province that comprised a territory in the north-west of Hispania (approximately the current Galicia of Spain and the north of Portugal). ...

On another note, the Kogi (a precolombian tribe) in Colombia believed Nabia to be the mother of adultery and jaguar goddess.


Coutinhas, José Manuel - Aproximação à identidade etno-cultural dos Callaici Bracari.Porto. 2006.

García Fernández-Albalat, Blanca - Guerra y Religión en la Gallaecia y la Lusitania Antiguas. A Coruña. 1990.

Olivares Pedreño, Juan Carlos - Los Dioses de la Hispania Céltica. Madrid. 2002.

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It is noteworthy that the evidence of the plaintiff that her father Saaka Dagomba built the house on land given to him by the traditional authority was countered by evidence that the defendant held a government lease in the name of her predecessor -in -title, Nabia Dahali.
On the death of Saaka Dagomba and after the plaintiff had reminded Nabia Dahali that the house belonged to her father, her continued association with the house as caretaker did make her a trustee of the property for the next of kin or heir as the rightful beneficiary.
The High Court judge was, it seems highly impressed by the fact that Nabia Dahali did obtain a lease in her own name from the Government of Ghana and the lease has not been set aside and he therefore thought this disabled him from declaring the plaintiff entitled to the lease.
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