A to Z G today, Monday the day of Gnomes

The little guys are twelve centimeters tall (4.72″) and perfectly formed. They resemble their host people, so if they’re from China, they have the same features as the Chinese.

From Monstropedia

Their name comes from the Greek word gignosko, which means to understand. Their uniqueness comes in that they understand everything about the cosmos. I think this is what separates them from other little creatures. They are so intelligent. They are also happy, probably because they have such a keen sense of what is going on all the time. Why worry if you know what’s going to happen? Just go with the flow. I’m already falling in love with these guys!

Gnomes were originally created to look after the minerals in the earth, but I think with all the story tellers since the 16th century, they’ve been given a few other chores. Evidently their perspective on things evolved because men started invading their underground colonies and wrecked havoc in their homes (what else is new?). So Gnomes rose to the surface and found homes in the forests about the same time that King Arthur reigned in Britain.

Despite the bullying by men, gnomes still found it in their heart to help the big clumsy oafs. They did small things for people, like filling water jugs and helping the cobblers build shoes. Always returning evil with good, the gnomes had to contend with men logging the forests. Like anything wild, its becoming harder and harder for an honest gnome to find a place to live.  I guess some of them have gone to Australia.

Resources:  Things That Never Were by Michael Page and Robert Ingpen. @1985 Viking Penguin Press
1. Tasha’s Thinkings (Vampires) 7. Making Believe 13. Stacy Claflin (vampires and more)
2. Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles (Ghosts) 8. Write Accountable (Fairy Tales) 14. Amy Michele
3. The Other Side: The A to Z of Witches 9. Sara C. Snider (Mythical Creatures and People) 15. Multicolored Diary (myth & folklore of colors)
4. A Creative Mind 10. Mina Burrows (Classic Monsters) 16. Tracey Tobin
5. Anna @ Deeply Shallow (mythical creatures) 11. Julia Matthews Paranormal Adult Romance (Occult)
6. Moon, Light and Shadow 12. Precious Monsters

 

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About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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7 Responses to A to Z G today, Monday the day of Gnomes

  1. Gnomes sound like wonderful little people 🙂 I wish humans were that altruistic.
    Sophie
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles – A to Z Ghosts
    Fantasy Boys XXX – A to Z Drabblerotic

  2. timsbrannan says:

    Love gnomes! Lots of great information here too.


    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

  3. I had no idea their name came from the Greek. You have to feel sorry for Gnomes, being pushed out of their homes by thoughtless humans.
    Tasha
    Tasha’s Thinkings – AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X – AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)

  4. djinnia says:

    cool post. i didn’t know a lot of this. =D

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