Bormana

Bormana is a Celtic goddess worshipped in Gaul; she was associated with healing waters and thermal springs. The name Bormana likely means “the one who boils,” indicating a strong association with these sites.

She has thus far usually been found accompanied by a consort, Bormanus/Borvo, another healing deity. (Borvo, in turn, appears elsewhere with a different consort, Damona.)

Myth
Unknown.

Cult
Bormana received votive and dedicatory offerings from her worshippers; apart from this, little is known of the specifics of her cult.

Etymology
Like that of her consort Borvo, Bormana’s name is derived from the Proto-Celtic *beru or “boil” (which in turns comes from the Indo-European *bher- which also means “bubble, boil, seethe”).

Region
Bormana was honored mainly in what is now south-eastern France..

Literary evidence
None.

Archaeological evidence
Aix-en-Diois, France; Die, France; Saint-Vulbas, France