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GAGGING (punishment): Placing something in or over the slaves mouth to keep them quiet or to prevent them from chewing through the binding fibers during the night. "Each, incidentally, following a standard Gorean slave-keeping procedure under such circumstances, was tightly GAGged at night." Pg. 13, Hunters of Gor.

GALLEY, GOREAN (transportation): A ship used more in war because its not built to hold up to the sea. "The GOREAN GALLEY, carvel built, long and of shallow draft, built for war and speed, is not built to withstand the frenzies of Thassa." Pg. 256, Hunters of Gor.

GALLEY SLAVE (person): a slave who works on the ships rowing. "Doubtless to be a GALLEY SLAVE." Pg. 13, Hunters of Gor.

GANT, JUNGLE (bird): a bird, related to the marsh gant, which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. "Along the river, of course, many other species of birds may be found, such as JUNGLE GANTS, tufted fishers and ring-necked and yellow-legged waders." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

GANT, MARSH (bird): a long-legged marsh bird, hunted by the rence people for food. "Two wild gants alighted on the island, away from the men and their prisoners, and began pecking about the ruins of one of the rence huts, probably after seeds or bits of rence cake." Pg. 60-61, Raiders of Gor.

GIANI (animal): a large mammal of solitary habits which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. "In the lower branches of the "ground zone" may be found, also, small animals, such as tarsiers, nocturnal jit monkeys, black squirrels, four-toed leaf urts, jungle varts and the prowling, solitary GIANI, tiny, cat-sized panthers, not dangerous to man." Pg. 312, Explorers of Gor.

GIERON (drug): a drug, an allergen, which causes a yellowing of the whites of the eyes; incombination with sajel, it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague. "It was not your intention then that I be killed?" I asked. "Certainly not," said Shaba. "if that was all that was desired, kanda might have been introduced into your drink as easily as sajel and GIERON" Pg. 154, Explorers of Gor.

GIM, HORNED (bird): a small owl-like bird, c. 4 ozs. in weight, which inhabits the forests ofnorthern Gor. "The migration of the forest hurlit and the HORNED GIM do not take place until late in the spring." Pg. 138, Nomads of Gor.

GIM, LANG (bird): an insectivorous bird which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. "In the ground zone, and on the ground itself, are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some unflighted, like the grub borer and the LANG GIM." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

GIM, YELLOW (bird): a bird, related to the horned gim, which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. "In the second level, that of the canopies, is found an incredible variety of birds, warblers, finches, mindars, the crested lit and the common lit, the fruit tindel, the YELLOW GIM, tanagers, some varieties of parrot, and gliding urts, leaf urts, squirrels, climbing, long-tailed porcupines, lizards, sloths, and the usual varieties of insects, ants, centipedes, scorpions, beetles and flies, and so on." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

GIM, HORNED (animal): an owl-like bird. "There was only the laughter of the girls, the bubbling of the stream, the work, the blue sky and white clouds, the wind and the bending grass, clean air and, somewhere, the call of a tiny HORNED GIM, the tiny purplish owl-like bird." Pg. 97, Captive of Gor.

GINT (fish): a tiny (6") freshwater fish which inhabits the rivers of the rainforests inland ofSchendi; it has bulbous eyes & flipper-like fins; is amphibious, having both lungs & gills; is capable of walking on its pectoral fins; often found in the company of tharlarion, feeding off the scraps of their kills. "Similarly the tiny fish can thrive on the scraps from the ravaging jaws of the feeding tharlarion. They will even drive one another away from their local tharlarion, fighting in contests of intraspecific aggression, over the plated territory of the monster's back. The remora fish and the shark have what seem to be, in some respects, a similar relationship. These tiny fish, incidentally, are called GINTS." Pg. 300, Explorers of Gor.

GINT, GIGANTIC (fish): a large cousin of the gint found in western Gor, similar in appearance, but witha 4-spined dorsal fin; is also amphibious and capable of walking on its pectoral fins. "I saw the large fish, one of the bulging-eyed fish we had seen earlier, a GIGANTIC GINT, or like a GIGANTIC GINT, it now having slipped over the channel's sill, disappear under the water." Pg. 389, Explorers of Gor.

GIRL FRUIT (noun):"It was only that I had not yet been acquired, had not yet been "gathered in", or "harvested", had not yet, so to speak, been picked from Earth's orchard of young women, picked as slavers pick fruit, "GIRL FRUIT". Plunder of Gor.

GIRL-YOKE (noun): a narrow piece of wood c. 5' long with holes drilled in the middle and at each end; to secure a girl in this yoke, a thong is tied around one wrist, the end of the thong then being passed through the hole in one end of the yoke; the thong is then passed through the middle hole of the yoke, wrapped around the girl's neck 5 times, then passed back out through the same hole, after which it is passed through the hole at the other end of the yoke, so that her other wrist may be tied to the yoke; shorter (2 1/2' long) versions are sometimes used while the girl is serving her master's pleasure; used mostly among the Red Savages of the Barrens. "She wore an improvised GIRL-YOKE. This consisted of a stout branch, about two inches thick. and some five feet in length, drilled at the center and near the extremities. It fits behind the back of the girl's neck. A long, single thong of rawhide fastens the girl in place. Her left wrist is thonged and then the thong is passed through the drilled aperture in the left end of the yoke. Her wrist is pulled tight to the yoke. The same thong is then taken behind the yoke and passed through the center hole, whence, after having been knotted, to prevent slippage to the left, and having been looped about the girl's neck, usually some five times, and having been knotted again, to prevent slippage to the right, it is returned through the same hole, whence it is taken behind the yoke to the hole drilled at the right-hand extremity of the apparatus. It is passed through that hole and then, of course, is used to fasten the girl's right wrist in place, tightly against the yoke. When this action is completed then, as you can see, the whole package is neatly tied. The knots near the throat and, in preventing slippage, serve two functions; they hold e girl's wrists against the yoke and, at the same time, prevent any undue stress from being placed on the throat bands." Pg. 281, Savages of Gor.

GLADIUS (person): a Tarn rider from Cos, for the newly made Steel faction who rode in the races in Ar. Was in reality, Tarl Cabot. "The progress and startling rise of the Steels as a faction dated from the first day of the races, when in the eleventh race, GLADIUS of Cos, astride a great tarn, initiated the Steels as a faction with a surprising, but resounding, win over a strong field of competitors." Pg. 229, Assassin of Gor.

GLASS OF THE BUILDERS (tool): telescope which folds down by sliding into itself. "I slapped shut the GLASS OF THE BUILDERS and laughed, "Excellent!" I cried." Pg. 198, Raiders of Gor.

GLUE (tool): like earth glue, used to hold things together. "Then I sat down, cross-legged, and withdrew an arrow, for the great bow, from its quiver and, with thread and a tiny post of GLUE, bent to refeathering one of the shafts." Pg. 83, Hunters of Gor.

GOBLET (vessel): A glass used for drinking, at times fancy and jeweled, other times plain crystal or wood. "A GOBLET was fetched. It was of heavy gold." Pg. 22, Marauders of Gor.

GOLDEN BEETLE (insect): an insect, roughly the size of a rhinoceros, which lives in the caverns below theNest of the Priest-Kings in the Sardar Mountains; its prey is the Priest-Kings them- selves. "What does the GOLDEN BEETLE kill?" I asked. "Priest-Kings," said the second slave." Pg. 104, Priest-Kings of Gor.

GOLDEN MASK OF THARNA (noun): a mask which only the Tatrix of Tharna wears, made of pure gold. "I no longer wear the GOLDEN MASK," she said." Pg. 228, Outlaw of Gor.

GOLDEN SPHERE (noun): when Tarl was searching for the nest egg of the Priest-Kings among the Wagon Peoples, he suspected that the egg was placed within this golden sphere, and thought the Wagon Peoples were unaware of it. "I wondered if any in the camp of the Tuchuks realized how actually great indeed was the value of that GOLDEN SPHERE, containing undoubtedly the last hope of the people called Priest-Kings." Pg. 146, Nomads of Gor.

GOR (noun): Home Stone, and the Counter-Earth. "Gor," he said, "is the name of this world. In all the languages of this planet, the word means Home Stone." Pg. 26, Tarnsman of Gor.

GOREAN ACCLAIM(noun): similar to Earth where a person applauds. It is also an acclaimation of approval, instead of clapping hands together, a warrior will strike his right hand to his left shoulder. "The crowd roared and stamped, and its men rose to their feet, shouting, pounding their right fists on their left shoulders, in GOREAN ACCLAIM." Pg. 307, Assassin of Gor.

GOREAN APPLAUSE(action): similar to applause on Earth, only developed into more. There was some polite striking of the left shoulder with the right hand in the room, which is a common GOREAN APPLAUSE, though not of the warriors, who clash weapons." Pg. 177, Raiders of Gor.

GOREAN FOOT(measurement): a unit of measurement almost the same as a foot on Earth, measured by an official "Foot" at the Sardar which is actually a metal rod. "The GOREAN FOOT is, in my estimation, just slightly longer than the Earth foot; based on the supposition that each of its ten Horts is roughly one and one-quarter inches long, I would give the GOREAN FOOT a length of roughly twelve and one-half inches, Earth measure." Pg. 127-128, Raiders of Gor.

GOREAN KITE (bird): a wild bird of Gor. "Overhead a wild GOREAN KITE, shrilling, beat its lonely way from this place, seemingly no different from a thousand other placeson these broad grasslands of the south." Pg. 4, Nomads of Gor.

GOREAN LOCK (noun): a type of lock which is used on the places in Gor which hold many treasures or riches. "...easy to overlook in the crevices and grillwork of the commonly heavy, ornate GOREAN LOCK." Pg. 52, Assassin of Gor.

GOREAN LONG BOW (weapon): a bow which is made of ka-la-na wood, used as a weapon, but not by all warrors. it is not a commonly used weapon. It is as tall as a tall man, with a flat back, the "belly" is rounded about 1 1/2" to 2" at the center of the bow, 1 1/2" wide, 1/4" thick at the center, very forceful, needs a lot of strength to draw. extremely quick in firing, and strong firing range. "I had the Gorean short sword, in its scabbard, my shield and helmet, and wrapped in leather, a GOREAN LONG BOW of supple Ka-la-na wood, from the yellow wine trees of Gor, tipped with notched bosk horn at each end, loose strung with hemp whipped with silk, and a roll of sheaf and flight arrows." Pg. 2, Raiders of Gor.

GOREAN OAR (tool): an oar used on larger ships, long and heavy, takes one man to use it. Usually in groups of 3 oars, the oars are mounted in the rowing frame and are used much in Gorean navies. "A thirty-foot GOREAN OAR, the most inboard oar, would commonly weigh thirty stones, or about one hundred and twenty pounds. The length and weight of these oars would make their operation impractical were it not for the fact that each of them, on its inboard end, is weighted with lead." Pg. 194, Raiders of Gor.

GOREAN PHALANX (tactic): a military formation which involves spearsmen forming a solid wall and running in attack. "The GOREAN PHALANX, like its predecessors of Earth, consisted of lines of massed spearmen, carrying spears of different lengths, forming a wall of points; it attacked on the run, preferably on a downgrade, a military avalanche, on its own terrain and under optimum conditions, invincible...." Pg. 344, Assassin of Gor.

GOREAN PLUM (food): very similar to the plums found on earth. "From the garment, to the sand about her ankles, there fell several small GOREAN PLUMS, a small larma fruit and two silver tarsks." Pg. 92, Hunters of Gor.

GOREAN SALUTE (rite): a lifting of the right hand, palm facing oneself, in a way of greetings and honor to the one saluted. "We acknowledged the salute, lifting our right hands, palm inward"...."Ver well," said he, grinning, and lifted his right hand in GOREAN SALUTE." Pg. 277, Nomads of Gor.

GOREAN SHARK (animal): a shark which lives in the seas. "...and the nine-gilled GOREAN SHARK, the latter brought in tanks on river barges up the Vosk, to be then transported in tanks on wagons across the margin of desolation to Ar for the event." Pg. 190, Assassin of Gor.

GOREAN SHORT SWORD (weapon): a sword, short in length, used in battle and defense. "I had the GOREAN SHORT SWORD in its scabbard..." Pg. 2, Raiders of Gor.

GOREAN SLAVE WHIP (weapon): a 5 tendrilled whip used to discipline slaves. "Then she screamed with pain, throwing back her head as the lash of the five-strap GOREAN SLAVE WHIP cut into her back." Pg. 110, Raiders of Gor.

GOREAN SPEAR (weapon): a weapon used by the tarnsmen of Gor in attacks. It is thrown at its target, deadly. "The tarnsman commonly carries, strapped to the saddle, a GOREAN SPEAR, a fearsome weapon, but primarily a missile weapon, and one more adopted to infantry." Pg. 366, Assassin of Gor.

GOREAN WAR SPEAR (weapon): a long shafted weapon used more in times of warring and capture, it is sturdier then the regular spear. When thrown at its target it can be deadly. "The spear, a GOREAN WAR SPEAR, its head tapered of bronze, some eighteen inches long, its shaft more than an inch and a half in thickness, more than six feet in length, sped from my grasp." Pg. 279, Hunters of Gor.

GRAY ROBE (noun): the "throne" of the Tuchuk Ubar. ""His wagon," smiled Kamchak, "is the first wagon--and it is Kutaituchik who sits upon the GRAY ROBE." "The GRAY ROBE?" I asked. "That robe," said Kamchak, "which is the throne of the Ubars of the Tuchuks." Pg. 32, Nomads of Gor

GREAT BOW (weapon): see LONG BOW. "This is the peasant bow, is it not?" he asked. "Called the GREAT BOW, the long bow?" Pg. 19, Raiders of Gor.

GREEN (color): The color which pirates are known to use. "Green, on Thassa, is the color of pirates. Green hulls, sails, oars, even ropes. In the sun reflecting off the water, green is a color most difficult to detent on gleaming Thassa. The green ship, in the bright sun, can be almost invisible." Pg. 190, Raiders of Gor.

GREEN UBAR (bird): one of the best racing tarns ever known. "Mip was fondling the beak of one bird, an older bird I gathered. It was reddish brown; the crest was flat now; the beak a pal yellow, streaked with white. "This is GREEN UBAR," said he, scratching the bird's neck. I had heard of hte bird, It had been famous in Ar a dozen years ago. It had won more than one thousand races." Pg. 170, Assassin of Gor.

GRENNA (person): one of the panthergirls Bosk captures, she belonged to Hura's band but was captured, branded and enslaved by Bosk and his men. "What is your name?" I asked. "GRENNA," she said." Pg. 113, Hunters of Gor.

GRUB BORER (bird): an insectivorous bird which inhabits the rainforests inland of Schendi. "In the ground zone, and on the ground itself, are certain birds, some flighted like the hook-billed gort, which preys largely on rodents, such as ground urts, and the insectivorous whistling finch, and some unflighted, like the GRUB BORER and the lang gim." Pg. 311, Explorers of Gor.

GRUNT (fish): a large, carnivorous, salt-water fish which inhabits Thassa; is often attracted by theblood of a wounded creature; similar to the shark of Earth. ""Before each guest there were tiny slices of tospit and larma, small pastries, and in a tiny golden cup, with a small golden spoon, the clustered, black, tiny eggs of the white GRUNT." Pg. 275-276, Fighting Slave of Gor.

GRUNT, BLUE (fish): a small, voracious, carnivorous freshwater fish, related to the Thassa grunt; like its larger cousin, it is attracted by blood. "The BLUE GRUNT is particularly dangerous during the daylight hours preceding its mating periods, when it schools. Its mating periods are synchronized with the phases of Gor's major moon, the full moon reflecting on the surface of the water somehow triggering the mating instinct. During the daylight hours preceding such a moon, as the restless grunts school, they will tear anything edible to pieces which crosses their path. During the hours of mating, however, interestingly, one can move and swim among them untouched." Pg. 267, Explorers of Gor.

GUARD OF THE DUNES (person): The one in the Tahari who was in charge of everything which went on, the Salt Ubar. ""It is customary for the men of the GUARD OF THE DUNES to veil themselves," said he. "Their allegiance is to no tribe, but to the protection of the salt. In anonymity is a disguise for them. Freely may they move about when unveiled, none knowing they are in my fee. Veiled, their actions cannot be well traced to an individual, but only to an institution, my Ubarate." Pg. 216, Tribesmen of Gor.

GUR (noun): a thin, white honey-like liquid secreted in the Nest by a large, grey domesticatedarthropod which feeds on Sim plants; when fermented in the social stomachs of somnolentPriest-Kings, it is ritually fed to the Mother of the Nest on the Feast of Tola. "I assumed that the exudate or whatever it might be that had been taken from the Priest-Kings was GUR, and that I now understood what it was to retain GUR." Pg. 167, Priest-Kings of Gor.

GUR CARRIERS (people): mutated Muls who can climb walls and who gather the fermented Gur forthe Feast of Tola. "
GUR CEREMONY (rite): one by one the Priest-Kings would go to the Chamber of the Mother, sip of the bowl of Gur, then go to the Mother to give to her a taste of Gur. "There, from a great golden bowl, about five feet deep and with a diameter of perhaps twenty feet, setting on a heavy tripod, he would take a bit of whitish liquid, undoubtedly Gur, in his mouth. He took no more than a taste and the bowl, though the FEast of Tola was well advanced, was still almost brimming. He would then approach the mother very slowly and lower his head to hers. With great gentleness he would then touch her head with his antennae. She would extend her head to him and then with a delicacy hard to imagine in so large a creature he would transfer a tiny drop of the precious fluid from his mouth to hers. He would then back away and return to his place where he would stand as immobile as before......I watched as one Priest-King and then another approached the Mother and repeated the GUR CEREMONY." Pg. 215, Priest-Kings of Gor.