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[L, to boil, seethe, bubble].

Gaulish god of healing springs. At Vichy, France, he was portrayed equipped with a warrior's shield and helmet; the figure is seen seated, with a horned serpent rearing up towards him. His usual consort is Damona, but when he is known as Bormanus his consort is Bormana. He was worshipped with Damona in a healing shrine at Bourbonne-les-Bains, France. His mother may have been Sirona or Dirona. The Romans equated Borvo with Apollo. See also BELENUS, who also has the power to heal with spring waters.

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