DAMONA : THE DIVINE COW
Damona is a Celtic goddess of healing, venerated in Burgundy. She was venerated together with consorts, but also alone as an independent goddess. Her veneration isn’t dependent on her relationship with other spirits.
Damona presided over sacred spring and healing shrines, which featured incubation of healing dreams.
• She was venerated alone at Bourbonne-les-Bains.
• She was venerated alongside the Celtic deity Borvo at Bourbonne-Lancy.
• She was venerated alongside Apollo Moritasgus at Alesia, now Alise-Sainte-Reine.
In addition to her relationships with Borvo and Apollo Moritasgus, Damona also had other consorts about whom now almost nothing is known.
Her only known image is a carved stone head crowned with stalks of grain. A snake curls around her hand.
Ear of wheat
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.