In North-European mythology, a dwarfish imp inhabiting the interior parts of the earth and having special custody of mineral treasures. Bjorsen, who died in 1765, says gnomes were common enough in the southern parts of Sweden in his boyhood, and he frequently saw them scampering on the hills in the evening twilight. Ludwig Binkerhoof saw three as recently as 1792, in the Black Forest, and Sneddeker avers that in 1803 they drove a party of miners out of a Silesian mine. Basing our computations upon data supplied by these statements, we find that the gnomes were probably extinct as early as 1764.
An imaginary being, supposed by the Rosicrucians to inhabit the inner parts of the earth, and to be the guardian of mines, quarries, etc.
A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
A small owl (Glaucidium gnoma) of the Western United States.
A gnome is a dwarf of folklore who lives inside the earth and guards precious ore or treasure. A gnome of space and astronomy lives in space and guards all the precious stars.
Greek, wise or intelligent; according to ancient folklore, any of a race of small misshapen dwarfs supposed to dwell in the earth and guard its treasures -- so called by Paracelsus from the belief that gnomes had occult knowledge of the earth.
A name given to fairies or 'little people', supposedly lost souls or pre-Christian people, or fallen angels doomed to walk the earth. It has been suggested that they are elemental nature spirits that inhabit a different dimension to our own.
A gnome is a mythical creature characterized by small stature and living underground. According to Paracelsus, gnomes are the most important of the elemental spirits of the element of earth. He wrote that they move as easily through the earth as humans walk upon the ground. The sun's rays turn them into stone. In other traditions, they are simply small, mischievous sprites or goblins. Some sources say they spend the day as a toad instead of as inanimate stone.
The traditional name for an Elemental (q.v.) spirit of the nature of the Earth element.
Dwarfish being whose Element is Earth
a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
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a mythical creature characterized by its small stature and subterranean lifestyle
a myth ical creaturecharacterized by its small stature and subterranean lifestyle
an ugly, misshapen dwarf that lives underground.
noo-m) in Magick this is often a reference to the Elemental entity representing Earth...see Element.
small, leathery looking, with a large knobby, bald head, eats roots of plants and makes little heaps of earth
A gnome is a legendary creature characterized by its very small size and subterranean lifestyle. According to the alchemist Paracelsus, gnomes are the most important of the elemental spirits of the classical element of earth; they move as easily through the earth as humans walk upon it, have conical hats, and the sun's rays turn them into stone. In other traditions, they are simply small, misshapen, mischievous sprites or goblins (with pointy caps).
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, gnomes are a humanoid race, and are one of the core races available for play as player characters. They are closely related to dwarves, but are more tolerant of other races and of magic, and are skilled with machines and illusions. Gnomes are Small sized creatures, standing 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall.