A Cofgod (plural Cofgodas ("cove gods")) was an household god in Anglo-Saxon paganism. The Classicist Ken Dowden opined that the cofgodas were the equivalent of the Penates found in Ancient Rome. Dowden also compared them to the Kobolds of later German folklore, arguing that they had both originated from the kofewalt, a spirit that had power over a room. It is generally accepted that the English hob and Anglo-Scottish brownie are the modern survival of the cofgod.
- Dowden, Ken (2000). European Paganism: The Realities of Cult from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-12034-9.