Github Mascot: The Gitopuss in Many Guises

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
github-mascot-i0 mascot. Designed by Simon Oxley (

The official name seems to be octocat, but i like to call it gitopuss.

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github error pages.
github guide.
github-octocat yes-we-code
“github-octocat yes-we-code”
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gitopuss open box
“gitopuss open box”

Scifi Octocat

Dune octocat
“Dune octocat” by
android octocat
“android octocat” by
ironman octocat
“ironman octocat” by
stormtrooper octocat
“stormtrooper octocat” by
TRON octocat
“TRON octocat” by

Cultural Octocat

yaksha octocat
“yaksha octocat” by
founding father v2 octocat
“founding father v2 octocat” by
“maxtocat” by

Women Octocat

mom octocat
“mom octocat” by
female coder octocat
“female coder octocat” by
Twin Peaks Audrey octocat
“Twin Peaks Audrey octocat” by

Internet Octocat

gitopuss mario
“gitopuss mario” by
My Little Pony octocat
“My Little Pony octocat” by
Nyan gitopuss
nyan gitopuss. by (See original nyan cat here: the State of Reason in the Age of the Interweb: Riding Nyan Cat to Nebula and Moar!)

Many more at


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