Other Forms FormsGoëmagot, Goemagot, Goemagog, Goëmagot and Gogmagoc
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Meaning & History
In medieval English legend, he is a giant chieftain of Cornwall who was slain by BRUTUS’s companion CORINEUS. The name is often connected to the biblical characters GOG and MAGOG however Manley Pope, author of an 1862 English translation of the Welsh chronicle 'Brut y Brenhinedd' (itself a translation of Monmouth's "Historia Regum Britanniae") argued that it was a corruption of Gawr MADOC (Madoc the Great).