Gnomes secured their place in our collective imagination when Paracelsus wrote of their adventures back in the 15oo’s. “Gnome” derives from the latin “gēnomos” , which literally translates as “earth dweller”. They were described as having the ability to move through earth as easily as humans move through air. Our Enchanted Friends category is the home of our earth dwellers, which I have expanded to include magical beings not possessing wings. I find that this category tends to be a bit of a “do-drop-inn”, magical beings often pass through here. Some stay for longer than others. Whenever you visit our site, pop in here. You never know who might be in residence and which enchanted friends might unexpectedly join you on your next fairy gardening adventure.