The Celts had numerous male deities, so many that only the names and attributes of a fraction of their number are known. The gods of the Gauls were various. Although many were bound to localities or tribes, a number were probably viewed as universal and were popular throughout the Celtic territories. The Romans recognized these gods as identical to their own (although the Gauls may not have felt that way). Some of these early Gaulish gods remain mysterious, with little more known than their names. A few remained popular and became part of the Gaelic and Brythonic pantheons.