Thursday, April 28, 2011
I found a great encyclopedia in the reference section of the Haggard library. It only had a breif discription of Gnomes, but it referred me to other similar creatures. Apparently gnomes fit under a category of beings called Elementals, which were first described by a Swiss physician named Paracelsus. Gnomes are earth Elementals. They are human like beings endowed with special abilities including the power of invisibility.
Rose,Carol. Spirits, Fairies, Gnomes, Goblins: An Encyclopedia of Little People. Santa Barbara:ABC-CLIO,1996.