Gnomes are said to be protectors against evil for those who use them. Traditionally used in gardens, the Gnomes have been used as decorative figurines since the 1800s. They are also known as symbols for good luck thought to protect one’s buried treasure. In the symbolic realm of elements, Gnomes are said to be the clan of Earth elements. Lore speaks of Gnomes as conniving and enjoy playing tricks on those who fool with Mother Nature.