The tradition of Gonks everywhere! These little creatures make a comeback at winter time, when they’re thought to bring good luck and protect your home from all sorts solstices.
The gnome-like figurines have their faces covered by large hats with fluffy beards (you can only see the cute bulbous nose). According to legend it’s because these guys take care over you during this stressful season– protecting not just houses but also families within them.
Are Gonks Good Luck?
Yes, many people associate them with good luck particularly during the winter and Christmas seasons.
What do Christmas Gonks represent?
You’ve heard of Santa Claus, but have you ever seen a gonk? Gonks are essentially festive Scandinavian gnomes. With just their nose and beard peaking out from under a hat like the ones Santa wears at Christmas time… these little guys are sure to bring some cheer into your home this season!
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 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).