Why are Nisse Called Gonks?

Gonks are said to protect homes throughout the Winter solstice and festive season. Called Tomte in Swedish, Nisse in Norway and Denmark and Tonttu in Finnish, these creatures have short squat bodies with pointy hats that cover their eyes, together with cute bulbous...

What country are Gonks from?

The first mention of a gonk dates back to the 1600s in Norway, and possibly even earlier than that. A well-known motifs of Nordic folklore the gonks part protector/elf on shelf who watched over homes from evil while also being mischievous themselves but often had a...

What is the story of the GONK?

The first mention of a gonk dates back to 1600 in Norway, and possibly even earlier than that. A well-known motifs of Nordic folklore the gonks part protector/elf on shelf who watched over homes from evil while also being mischievous themselves but had an often short...

What are Norwegian Christmas Gnomes Called?

Norwegian Christmas gnomes are called Nisse and originate from Nordic folklore which is associated with winter and, in particular, the Christmas season. What is a Norwegian Nisse? In Norway, the Nisse is a household spirit and their job is to take care of the house...