Gofannon


Gofannon

:"For the Wales settlement, see Gobannium."

Gofannon was one of the deities worshipped by the ancient Celts.cite book |title= An Encyclopaedia of Religions|last=Canney |first= Maurice Arthur |year= 1921|publisher= G. Routledge & sons, Ltd|location= |isbn= |pages= 167|url= http://books.google.com/books?id=FRoMAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA167&dq=Gofannon&as_brr=1#PPA167,M1] As the patron god of metal workers, Gofannon was the son of the goddess Dôn. His name appears as Goibniu in Irish mythology, where he additionally takes on the role of a divine hero who brewed an ale of immortality and a wonderful architect.

In Welsh mythology, Gofannon killed his nephew, Dylan Eil Don, not knowing who he was. [cite book |title= Gods, Heroes & Kings|last=Fee|first= Christopher R. |year= 2001|publisher= Oxford University Press US|location= |isbn= 0195174038|pages= 68|url= http://books.google.com/books?id=sFlLHEIuVlgC&pg=PA68&dq=Gofannon+killed+his+nephew,+Dylan&as_brr=0&sig=ACfU3U3JV4Z4MlY_Tz2SbkbmGrYN-5df4g] One of the tasks given to Culhwch if he were to win the hand of Olwen was to get Gofannon to sharpen his brother Amaethon's plough. [cite book |title= Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia|last=Koch|first=John T. |year= 2005|publisher= ABC-CLIO|location= |isbn= 1851094407|pages= 862|url= http://books.google.com/books?id=f899xH_quaMC&pg=PA826&dq=sharpen+Culhwch+Olwen+Gofannon+to+Amaethon&sig=ACfU3U0Xm_b2CYZSu9_HTCiNNU2fPi34BA]

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