Gog and Magog: guardians of the city

J S Mackley

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This paper discusses the references to the giant Gogmagog in three British Origin legends; it also traces the evolution of the characters of Gog and Magog through their role in London pageants and their presence in the London Guildhall; finally, it discusses the giants as revenants in relation to Derrida’s Specters of Marx.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLondon Gothic: Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination
EditorsLawrence Phillips, Anne Witchard
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781441106827
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameContinuum literary studies


  • London
  • Gothic
  • mythology
  • Albion
  • Gogmagog


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