BORMUS

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Or Bôrimos, a son of Upius, a Mariandynian,. was a youth distinguished for his extraordinary beauty. Once during the time of harvest, when he went to a well to fetch water for the reapers, he was drawn into the well by the nymphs, and never appeared again. For this reason, the country people in Bithynia celebrated his memory every year at the time of harvest with plaintive songs (bôrmoi) with the accompaniment of their flutes. (Athen. xiv. p. 620; Aeschyl. Pers. 941; Schol. ad Dionys. Perieg. 791; Pollux, iv. 54.)