These enchanted creatures are said to dwell in the earth, which they move through as easily as other creatures tread the ground. They cannot abide the sunlight as it would turn them to stone. For this reason, they often spend their daylight hours in the form of a toad. They can be invoked for protection while traveling over land, or to lead you to hidden, or buried, treasure.
INVOKING THE GNOMES
For Protection While Traveling Over Land
Make an offering to the Gnomes by burying a shiny object such as a gem, crystal or stone in the earth outside your home just before you leave on your journey. Chant:
I offer up this gift to share,
that the Gnomes may hear my prayer
& all their protective powers lend,
to see me safely to journey's end!
So Mote it Be!