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          A Milk River inscription from southern Alberta, Canada shows the Ancient Irish god Goibhnui.  His identity is declared by deft finger ogam.  Goibhnui was originally a god of blacksmiths, which was probably adopted from the Roman pantheon.  This is because he is lame, just like Vulcan and Hephaistos, the blacksmiths of Roman and Greek mythology.  In America he appears to have adopted a new role as the tutelary god of farmers.  The ancient Celts in America show him with his right leg shorter than his left, and using a walking stick (Fell 1982).