Barbegazi Dwarf #AtoZChallenge

myths, legends, creatures, monsters, storytelling, fairy tales, stories, dragons, eagles, China, Japan, America, Europe, Highlands, world myths, world legends, epic fantasy, high fantasy, young adult series, middle grade series,

Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures. Every day (except Sundays) this month, a legend beginning with that day’s word will be featured. I hope you enjoy following along!


A variety of dwarf or gnome (from Swiss and French mythology), a barbegazi resembles a small white-furred man with a long beard and enormous feet. They travel in the mountains that are their home by skiing with their massive feet, or using them as snowshoes. In the summer they hibernate in caves and tunnels and do not come out until the first snowfall. Their greatest excitement is surfing on avalanches with their remarkably large feet. And they are rumored to give low whistling cries to warn humans of the danger above. Sometimes they will dig humans out from the snow.

I find this one funny! Imagine a white version of Gimli with giant feet skiing down Middle Earth’s winter slopes! ^_^

barbegazi, dwarf, snow, winter, dwarves, mountain, skii, big feet, white, beard, gnome, cold, middle earth, lotr, travel, swiss, french, myth, legend,

Gimli, Lord of the Rings, fellowship, LOTR, Hobbit, dwarves, dwarf, fantasy, Middle Earth, Moriah, mines, Tokien, J R R Tolkien,

If you would like to read more about me, WIPs, and things not on the blog, join my free mailing list. Connect with me on FacebookTumblr, Google+, and Twitter.

(Information from: Wikipedia. Art credit: google, no name found)

10 thoughts on “Barbegazi Dwarf #AtoZChallenge

  1. Ha ha, a snow-covered Gimli! I like that analogy. 😉

    I really admire you for trying your hand at A To Z, Elizabeth. I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with the posting schedule and visiting other participants’ blogs. How are you finding it so far?

    Also, great choice for a topic. I look forward to seeing what other creatures you choose this month!


Share a comment, thought, or idea! We'd love to hear it.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s