Gnomes, trolls and mythical creatures in the Magical Forest
Book (in German only)
Welcome to the Magical Forest
We are recognized, we are found,
We gnomes, trolls and fairies too.
We confess it frankly,
We are glad to be seen.
Lenua, the Visionary
On the historical-mythological-geographical background
by Conrad Steinmann
Schmisli, Gix & Gax and the other gnomes and trolls of the Enchanted Forest are siblings in spirit and in origin:
Long, long ago they broke away from the Urgäa, made themselves independent of the region that is now called “Australia”. In primordial caves and in the coral-rich waters of the sea they have lived, loved, drawn, hunted and died without ever dying completely. Now they have finally reappeared in the lovely Baselland in Switzerland, pale as chalk, but still wide awake, so that they play their game anew. Do we know what game they are playing? Are we playing along without knowing it?