Milk River inscription from
southern Alberta, Canada shows the Celtic 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 seems to have adopted a new
role as the tutelary god of farmers.
The ancient Norse in America show him with his right leg shorter than
his left, and using a walking stick (Fell 1982).