A Brythonic god Alator (Huntsman, He who Nourishes [the People])
This deity is known from a votive plaque found at Barkway, Hertfordshire and an inscription found at South Shields, County Durham, England and represents a Warrior god who was also a god of the ‘Father of the People’ type.
A deity known from from a silver-gilt votive plaque found at Barkway, Hertfordshire bearing a dedication to Mars Teutates. He is also known from an inscription on an altar found at South Shields, County Durham where he is equated with Mars.
Both interpretations of Alator’s name (huntsman [derived from [h]ala] or he who nourishes [the people]) suggests that he was either or both a ‘hunter’ or/and a ‘father of the people’ type of deity. Such deities were also warrior gods and it is in this aspect that he was worshipped during the Roman period.
Which may explain why Alator was equated with the Greco-Roman god Mars (Ares).