Gnomes: Real or Imaginary?

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Real or imaginary?

Have you ever been out in your yard and out of the corner of your eye, you spotted a little figure running across the lawn? The next glance, gone! Was it real or was it our imagination running away with us? Or was it a gnome jetting across the yard so as not to be seen by you!

So has anyone ever captured a gnome?

Gnomes were originated in the fourth or fifth century in the Eastern and Central European countries. They were portrayed as shy creatures who avoided human contact and who haunted forests. Later they became “garden gnomes” and it was thought to believe that they would all gather in gardens and fields to tell sad stories.

There are many books and many movies have the little creatures in them.

The Brothers Grimm featured them in “The Gnome”, a series of short stories detailing the lives of gnomes. It depict them in benevolent and malevolent light.

In the “Harry Potter” movie series, They were pests that lived in the gardens of witches and wizards. They were small creatures with heads that looked like potatoes on small stubby bodies. They were considered harmless but very mischievous.

In the movie, “The Chronicles of Nardia,” they were called Earth men who lived in the Under land, a series of underground caves. In this movie they had a wide variety of physical features and skin colors. They were used as slaves by the Lady of the Green Kirtle.

The features of a gnome can vary! It is thought to believe that the average gnomes is only 3″-31″ inches tall and weighing about 70 lbs. They have deep tan skin and white hair. The most distinguishing feature is their nose. They have very large noses compared to the rest of their body. The average lifespan is 350 years. They have a sense of humor and love to play practical jokes on humans.

Many people believe that gnomes are mischievous and naughty. If you cannot find an object in your home and it turn up later, did the gnome hide it? What about the items that you never find? Are they privately hidden away in a gnomes home?

Did you know that in 2002, Gnome Day was instituted. It is celebrated on June 21st by over a dozen countries.

So the bottom line is, do you think that gnomes are real or just a figment of your imagination? Only you can decide!

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write by Myrna

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