Vindonnus ("Clear Light") is is a Celtic epithet of the sun-god
Apollo. Apollo Vindonnus had a temple at Essaroisnear Chatillon-sur-Seine in Burgundy. The sanctuary was based on a curative spring. Part of the temple pediment survives, bearing an inscription to the god and to the spirit of the springs and, above it, the head of a radiate sun-deity. Many votive objects were brought to the shrine, some of oak, and some of stone. Some offerings take the form of images of hands holding fruit or a cake; others represent the parts of the body requiring a cure. In many cases the pilgrims appear to have suffered from eye afflictions.
* "Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend." Miranda Green. Thames and Hudson Ltd. London. 1997
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