Literate gnomes around the world! Behold!
I have come across a text that documents the distant history of gnomes…far more distant than any text has before!
Sir Way tells the tale of Priapus, an ancient phallic fertility god, which popped up all over gardens in ancient Rome. Priapus is known for his absurdly over-sized erection. Ouch ladies, all I have to say is ouch. Ahem.
Take a look at these statues. Totally gnome-like, don’t you think? Not sure where the statue’s erection ran off to though…
Apparently, there’s also a medical condition called priapism, that derives its name from Priapus and alludes to the god’s permanently engorged….well, you know.
For even more historic discoveries, check out Dr. Way’s BBC article. I started reading it, but then just couldn’t get past the whole phallic god thing without further investigation.
Ya learn something every day….
The Quick Brown Fox the gnome