Are they Myth or Real ?
They work at night in the woods and sometimes in human dwellings, it is not sheer coincidence
that the word gnome itself is derived from Kuba-Walda, which means " home administrator" or "home spirit" in the ancient
Germanic language. In rural areas these home administrators often live in the rafters of barns, where, if they are treated
well, they keep an eye on the livestock as well as crops. Another variant of their name translates as "to put in order" or
"do odd jobs" - with or without an apron.
Types of Gnomes
The woodland, or forest, gnome is probably the most common. But this is difficult
to verify, as he is not fond of showing himself to man and has many escape routes. His physical appearance resembles that
of the ordinary gnome.
The dune gnome is a fraction larger than the woodland gnome. He, too, avoids contact with man.
His clothing sometimes is remarkable drab. The female of this gnome type does not wear gray clothes; hers are khaki-colored.
The garden gnome belongs to the general type. He lives in old gardens, even those hemmed in
between the new houses of modern "model" cities. His nature is on the somber side, and he rather enjoys telling melancholy
tales. If he begins to feel too closed in , he simply goes to the woods. But, as he is quite learned, he sometimes feels out
of place there.
The farm gnome resembles the house gnome but is of a more constant nature and is conservative
in all matters.
The house gnome is a special sort. He resembles an ordinary gnome but he has the most knowledge
of mankind. Owing to the fact that he often inhabits historic old houses, he has seen both rich and poor, and heard a great
deal. He speaks and understands man’s language; gnome kings are chosen from his family. These gnomes (Farm and House)
are good-natured, always ready for a lark or to tease; they are never malevolent, with a few exceptions, of course. If a gnome
is really wicked—which happens only once in a thousand –it is due to bad genes that result from crossbreeding
in faraway places.
The Siberian gnome has been the most affected by crossbreeding. He is centimeters larger than
the European type and associates freely with trolls. In certain regions there is not a single gnome to be trusted. The Siberian
gnome takes revenge for even the slightest offense by killing cattle, causing bad harvests, droughts, abnormally cold weather,
and so forth. The less said about him, the better.
The adult female gnome weighs 250 - 275 grams... Female Gnomes tend to wear camouflage colors
(gray or Khaki)..until she is married she wears a green cap, with her braids sticking out. After marriage, her hair disappears
under a scarf and darker cap..when 350 years or older she begins to show a light beard....she usually only stays at home and
doesn’t wonder about
Male Gnome frown due to posing in harsh daylight. At 275 years old he is
in the prime of life...actual height (without cap) 15cm.The adult male gnome weighs 300 grams Tool kit attached to belt. Feet slightly turned inward to insure great speed (over grass, etc...) wearing deer fur
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