Usage Celtic Mythology
Other Forms FormsDevona
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Meaning & History
Meaning "divinity" from the Gaulish 'deuos'. Divona is the eponymous Gallo-Roman goddess of a sacred spring that was a source of fresh water for the city of Bourdeaux. Ausonius, a 4th-century Bordelais scholar-poet who was a tutor of the Roman emperor Gratian, mentioned in an explanation of the Roman god of fountains and wellheads, Fons, that Divona is the Celtic deity of the same duties.