Tag Archives: brownies

Sweets from the Sprites

This Pop Culture Shock Therapy comic appeared on Eric Gjovaag’s Wizard of Oz Comics Facebook group, and it inevitably led to a mention of the Keebler Elves, then I brought up Snap, Crackle, and Pop. So why ARE diminutive fantasy … Continue reading

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Heck of a Job, Brownie

As I’ve written before, the idea that Santa Claus’s helpers are elves was not universal until relatively recently. In fact, Ruth Plumly Thompson’s The Curious Cruise of Captain Santa refers to them as brownies, which in a way makes more … Continue reading

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A Bitty Bit of Information

In The Wishing Horse of Oz, we meet Bitty Bit, the Seer of Some Summit. I said a little bit (or should that be “a BITTY bit”?) about him here, but I think he deserves a little more attention. Physically, … Continue reading

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What Were They When They Were at Home?

While Roman religion adopted many gods from the surrounding nations, especially Greek ones, they had some of their own religious traditions as well. One of these was the concept of household gods, who would protect the home and family. The … Continue reading

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