Voelklingen – A German with a garden-gnome obsession has collected 3 000 of the little fellas and is running of space for the figurines in his modest two-storey house.
“I desperately need to expand,” says Sven Berrar, 30, who has been acquiring the statuettes since he was a child.
“In the baby carriage, he always would point to them in the garden,” recalled his mother Monika Berrar.
Garden statuary has been common for centuries, but the red-hat gnome was a 19th-century German invention.
They were inspired by memories of medieval wildcat miners: bearded men of small stature who wriggled down narrow mine shafts with lanterns to hack away at seams of gold and silver.
The red pointy hat is supposed to have been useful as an early-warning device to the miner that he was about to bump his head.
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Half of those are exported. “Even the king of Thailand has some,” says Griebel proudly. A true German gnome is a thing of value.
As gnomes evolve, the customers are changing, says an anthropologist and sociologist, Claudia Ruecker of Berlin, who is Germany’s academic authority on gnomes. The old-style lawn gnome is moving indoors to offices and trendy lofts and wielding a smartphone or a laptop.
From an older Post June 2013
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If you don’t know yer history….you just might let an ancient psy-ops to run amock in yer garden.
March 24th is a date that Thelemic Gnostics hold in reverence of Saint Priapus. Crowley called his wand Priapus.
Paracelsus influenced Blavatsky on the subject of the elemental Gnomes and the Rosicrucians, despite their beliefs in Jesus Christ claim Gnomes to be the elemental guardians of the inner earth. Paracelsus claimed to have communed with them, Terence McKenna is probably the more recent in a long line of individuals to claim some kind of communion with the Gnomes. (A by-product of taking shrooms for instance is an overproduction of DMT in the Pineal Gland which create hallucinations just like a by-product/side effect of Ecstasy is an overproduction of Seratonin – which will produce fake happiness)
One of the very first statues of a Gnome (along with Baal) may well have been Priapus.
Discovered in Picardy France
Phrygian capped Priapus
One of the first mentions of Priapus was by Xenarchus of Seleucia (4th century BC) who wrote a comedy about Priapus. Statues of Priapus were peppered throughout Greece and Rome in gardens and doorways acting as guardian of vegetation and male genetalia. Passers by would stroke the Gnome like statue to gain favor.
The condition of Priapism (an erection that will not flacid…) comes from the name Priapus due to his large appendage that by all accounts was used to instill fear and terror into little boys and girls.
Little notes such as the one below accompanied the guardian gnomes.
Percidere, puer, moneo; futuere, puella;
barbatum furem tertia poena manet.
Femina si furtum faciet mihi virve puerve,
haec cunnum, caput hic praebeat, ille nates.
Per medios ibit pueros mediasque puellas
mentula, barbatis non nisi summa petet.
I warn you, boy, you will be screwed; girl, you will be fucked;
a third penalty awaits the bearded thief.
If a woman steals from me, or a man, or a boy,
let the first give me her cunt, the second his head, the third his buttocks.
My dick will go through the middle of boys and the middle of girls,
but with bearded men it will aim only for the top
Priapus – one of many who has been dickin y’all around for thousands of years.
PRIAPOS was the rustic god of the bounty of the vegetable garden. He was also honoured as the protector of sheep, goats, bees, the vine and of all garden produce.
Priapos was depicted as a dwarfish man with a huge penis, which symbolised garden fertility. His head was crowned with a peaked Phrygian cap, belying his origin as a god native to the Mysian city of Lampsakos on the Hellespont. His cult was introduced into Greece and Italy, where his mythology were reinterpreted in Greek terms. Primitive statues of the god were traditionally set-up in vegetable plots to promote fertility with the added benefit of functioning as a type of “scarecrow” scaring away birds. The Greeks naturally described the god as the son of one of the phallic gods : either Hermes or Dionysos. His mother was usually Aphrodite.