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In Arthurian Legend, Sir Bors was a Knight of the Round Table. He was also the King of Gaul, which he inherited from his father (also named Bors) and his mother, Evaine. His father was an ally of King Arthur's in a battle against rebel kings. The younger Bors also joined in the Quest for the Holy Grail and was successful in finding it with Perceval and Galahad according to Thomas Malory. Earlier in life, the daughter of King Brandegoris of Stranggore fell in love with him and he was forced to sleep with her by way of a magic ring. Since, he is the father of Elyan the White. Coincidentally, Lancelot is Bors's cousin. The Matter of Britain is a name given collectively to the legends that concern the Celtic and legendary history of the British Isles, centering around King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. ... The Knights of the Round Table were those men awarded the highest Order of Chivalry at the Court of King Arthur. ... Gallia (in English Gaul) is the Latin name for the region of western Europe occupied by present-day France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship in both war and peace. ... In Christian mythology, the Holy Grail was the dish, plate, cup or vessel that caught Jesus blood during his crucifixion. ... Percival or Perceval is one of King Arthurs legendary Knights of the Round Table. ... Sir Galahad was one of the knights of King Arthurs Round Table in Arthurian legend. ... Sir Thomas Malory (c. ... This entry was adapted from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica. ...

See also: List of Arthurian characters In Arthurian Legend, there were many people, often with conflicting names in different languages. ...

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Bor (53 words)
Bor is a primordial Norse man, the son of Buri.
He married the giantess Bestla, who is a daughter of the frost giant Bolthorn.
Bor and Bestla had three children who became the first gods: Odin, Vili, Ve.
BOR syndrome (4546 words)
Branchiootorenal (BOR) syndrome is characterized by branchial arch anomalies (branchial clefts, fistulae, cysts), hearing impairment (malformations of the auricle with pre-auricular pits, conductive or sensorineural hearing impairment), and renal malformations (urinary tree malformation, renal hypoplasia or agenesis, renal dysplasia, renal cysts).
BOR syndrome is transmitted in an autosomal dominant manner.
Management of BOR patients includes excision of branchial fistulae or cysts, fitting of an appropriate hearing aid, education programs appropriate for the hearing impaired and follow-up by a nephrologist.
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