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 short tempered nature towards others.
However, some people believe that they originated from the United Kingdom in the 1960s.
What is the origin of Gonks?
Gonks are a staple of Scandinavian and Nordic mythology. They’re meant to be something like the mix between a gnome, goblin or hobgoblin–depending on where you look! In some versions they love houses during colder seasons while in others it’s barns that capture their attention; but no matter what these curious creatures always seem drawn towards anything with an earthy tone around them- whether good or bad fortune happens along its way thanks again little guy (or gal).
Where are Christmas Gonks from?
What is a Swedish GONK?
The feisty and mischievous Gonks are a part of Scandinavian culture, found in Nordic mythology. This old tradition involves leaving out some porridge during winter solstice so that they may have their fill with all the fun!
When did Gonks come out?
They were first mentioned in the 1600s in Norway and more commercially in the UK in the 1960s.