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