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Bossum

One of the two chief deities of the negroes on the Gold Coast, the other being Demonio. Bossum, the principle of good, is said to be white; and Demonio, the principle of evil, black. (African mythology.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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