What is the Legend of the Gnome?

In European folklore, gnomes are small creatures that live in the earth. They guard rich treasures and have a bad reputation for being deformed or dirty looking with hair like weeds sticking out all over their bodies! The typical story goes something like this: A...

Do Gnomes Bring Bad Luck?

No, gnomes actually bring good luck! The popular belief that a gnome brings good luck to its owner and the garden in which they live has led many people over time to purchase these ornaments. Some of their most likely reasons being because it’s believed there is...

What are Gnomes Good for?

Garden gnomes are known as symbols of good luck, but they weren’t always that way. Originally farmers believed these small creatures could help protect the crops and livestock from thieves or pests by watching over them in their barn on high places like rafters...

Do Gnomes Have Powers? What Powers do They Have?

Sometimes gnomes were said to have magical powers, like the ability to punish or reward people with happiness. They are also claimed by some as being involved in hidden processes of plant life; for example modern day horticulturists believe that special types of...