Bors (or Bohors or Boort)

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Bors (or Bohors or Boort)

One of King Arthur 's knights. He was associated with Sir Galahad and Lancelot in their search for the Holy Grail. He is the hero of many magical adventures such as the following. During the quest for the Holy Grail, a damsel offers him her love, which he refuses; then she, with 12 other damsels, threatens to throw herself from a tower. Bors, though of a kindly disposition, thinks they had better lose their souls than his. They fall from the tower, Bors crosses himself, and the whole vanishes, being a deceit of the devil. After the quest is ended, Bors comes to Camelot, where he relates his adventures, which, it is said, were written down and kept in the Abbey of Salisbury.