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          Ogmios, god of the Gauls, presided over the occult sciences and was the reputed inventor of ogam writing, according to Irish mythology. He was referred to as Ogma grian aineac, Ogma the sun-faced.  He appears on petroglyphs in California (Inyo County, CA sites 7A & 281) and Nevada accompanied by an ogam symbol that spells his name in ogam consaine script.  The symbol is held in his left hand.  A druid's wand is held in his right hand.  This as well as much else in early American inscriptions, stress the Irish affinity of the early Nordic settlers in America (Fell 1982).

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