Monday, November 3, 2014

GGMMMU ~ trolls, gnomes, dwarves, elves, and goblins and fairies

plural noun: trolls
a mythical, cave-dwelling being depicted in folklore as either a giant or a dwarf, typically having a very ugly appearance.
"the storybook trolls who live under the bridge"

I don't know about you guys, but I think these trolls are adorable! :D

plural noun: gnomes
a legendary dwarfish creature supposed to guard the earth's treasures underground.
 These kind hearted forest dwellers generally make their homes underground near oak trees. They are known for their protection and healing of wildlife and in general are very beneficial to have around. In appearance, they are around 10-12” tall and wear a red pointed hat with blue or green jackets.  They mature early and both sexes have white hair by the time they are 100 or so with a life-span of over 1000 years.  On rare occasion they can be found in human dwellings but usually prefer to live in the woods, closer to nature.

plural noun: dwarves
(in folklore or fantasy literature) a member of a mythical race of short, stocky humanlike creatures who are generally skilled in mining and metalworking.
synonyms: gnome, goblin, hobgoblin, troll, imp, halfling, elf, brownie, leprechaun

Which of these pictures fits your vision of elves?

  1. plural form of elf
  2. (in folklore) one of a class of preternatural beings, especially from mountainous regions, with magical powers, given to capricious and often mischievous interference in human affairs, and usually imagined to be a diminutive being in human form; sprite; fairy.
  3. Often small, mischievous creatures thought to have magical powers. Although some elves are friendly to humans, others are spiteful and destructive. Elves have long been a staple of folklore, from Germanic mythology to J. R. R.

noun: goblin; plural noun: goblins
a mischievous, ugly, dwarflike creature of folklore.

hobgoblin, gnome, dwarf, troll, imp, elf, brownie, fairy, pixie, leprechaun
"the goblins of Yekov would make their surreptitious jaunts into town every third moon"

 A goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous grotesque dwarf-like creature. They are attributed with various (sometimes conflicting) abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin.

In some cases, goblins have been classified as constantly annoying little creatures somewhat related to the brownie and gnome. They are usually depicted as small, sometimes only a few inches tall, sometimes the size of a dwarf. They also often are said to possess various magical abilities

Depending on who you ask, all of the above beings and even more are all considered to be types of fairies. There was some really interesting information about the different types of fairies on this website that I found.

plural noun: fairies

a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one.


sprite, pixie, elf, imp, brownie, puck, leprechaun;
literaryfaerie, fay

This post should have been posted before buuuut I couldn't get it together, one of the author's were a tad late getting their post to me and I just decided to postpone it until the end.

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  1. ^^ i guess i'm more tolkien idea of elves ( so that way i can differentiate them from faeries since i read urban fantasy i discovered they could be quite nasty^^)
    i'm really curious about the book Free agent but i haven't read any of teh suggestions so far.

    ^^ the goblin picture you have does fit my idea even if since i've read shona hush i need to alter that a little ( no comparison possible between the two^^)

    oh could i have forgotten about faeries in the event i don't know^^ perhaps the last post but one of the most instructive so thank you

  2. Can I have a Legalos please? :) LOL I pictures elves like Miki. More Tolkien Legalos like. But its all in how the writer sees them. I can picture them however their described pretty much.

    1. ^^ strange as the name change in french is Legolas

  3. When I hear the word elves, my first impression is Santa's little helpers in their red and green outfits.

  4. I always think they're green, lean and mean...

  5. Well I am going to go with Legalos. Lol I feel safer that way. And he looks so darn good. :)
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