Zagyg

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Zagyg
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Alignment Chaotic Neutral (Chaotic Good tendencies)
Divine Rank Demigod
Pantheon Oerth
Portfolio Humor, Eccentricity, Occult Lore, Unpredictability
Domains Chaos, Knowledge, Magic
Home Plane Outlands, Prime Material Plane (Oerth)
Worshippers Bards, Wizards,
Favoured Weapon Club

Zagyg Yragerne is the madman architect of the thirteen basement levels underneath Castle Greyhawk. Not so much a big bad evil guy as a big mad crazy guy.

The name is "Earnest Gary Gygax" pronounced backwards.

Gygax with Kuntz later retconned the basement of Castle Greyhawk to have 50 levels instead of just 13, and removed Zagyg as the architect. Zagyg was written back into the story as a demigod whose domains were puzzles, secrets, and practical jokes.

When Gygax was chased out of TSR by a terrible person, the intellectual property he was allowed to keep was anything based on his name, so Zagyg left TSR's games the same time Gary Gygax did. Gygax later republished his original Castle Greyhawk dungeon as "Castle Zagyg."

The human deities of Greyhawk
Lawful Neutral Chaotic
Good Al'Akbar - Allitur - Delleb - Fortubo
Heironeous - Jascar - Kundo
Mayaheine - Merikka - Murlynd
Pholtus - Rao - Ulaa
Atroa - Azor'alq - Berei - Ehlonna - Heward
Johydee - Keoghtom - Lydia - Myhriss
Nola - Pelor - Urbanus - Uvot - Valarian - Zodal
Dalt - Kord - Lirr - Phaulkon
Phyton - Sotillion - Trithereon
Vogan - Wenta
Neutral Cyndor - Daern - Katay - Lendor
Osprem - Saint Cuthbert - Stern Alia
Tsolorandril - Vathris - Wee Jas - Zilchus
Beory - Boccob - Bleredd - Bralm - Breeka
Celestian - Daoud - Geshtai - Fharlaghn - Istus
Joramy - Kelanen - Mouqol - Nazarn - Obad-Hai
Velnius - Xan Yae - Xanag - Xerbo - Zuoken
Berna - Kurell - Kuroth - Llerg
Norebo - Olidammara - Procan
Ralishaz - Rudd - Telchur
Vatun - Zagyg
Evil Asmodeus - Earth Dragon
Hextor - Scahrossar - Zarus
Damaran - Incabulos - Kyuss - Meyanok - Nerull
Pyremius - Syrul - Tharizdun - Vara - Vecna
Beltar - Erythnul - Iuz - Karaan