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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Gog & Magog

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Neatly tying together recent events and commemorations, here is the statue of Magog in the Guildhall. Gog & Magog were two giants that were defeated by Brutus, the first king of Britain, and chained where the Guildhall stands. They make the rounds with the Lord Mayor's parade each year, and have done for hundreds of years. These carvings are modern replacements, as the more ancient versions went up in flames in the Blitz.

Read about Gog & Magog's story here.

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Blogger Mrs E said ... (10:17) : 

Thanks for this link. A facinating bit of London mythology

 

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