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A '''grumkin''' is a mythical creature which appears in [[Westeros]]i folktales. They are associated with granting wishes, either by crafting magical objects which make wishes come true,{{Ref|aSoS|61}} or by directly giving people a number of wishes, of which the third wish is the last and must be used carefully.{{Ref|aCoK|47}} Grumkins are implied to be of short stature{{Ref|aGoT|13}} or otherwise of very small size{{Ref|aGoT|70}} and may also steal and replace children.{{Ref|aGoT|15}}
 
A '''grumkin''' is a mythical creature which appears in [[Westeros]]i folktales. They are associated with granting wishes, either by crafting magical objects which make wishes come true,{{Ref|aSoS|61}} or by directly giving people a number of wishes, of which the third wish is the last and must be used carefully.{{Ref|aCoK|47}} Grumkins are implied to be of short stature{{Ref|aGoT|13}} or otherwise of very small size{{Ref|aGoT|70}} and may also steal and replace children.{{Ref|aGoT|15}}
  
Adults no longer believe in grumkins and consider them imaginary beings,{{Ref|aSoS|51}} comparable to legendary animals and supernatural entities{{Ref|aDwD|8}} or the monsters which children's nurses warn them against.{{Ref|aGoT|13}} As a result, several attempts to seek aid against the danger of the [[Others]] are met with mockery which ridicules the messenger as also fearing "[[snark]]s and grumkins,"{{Ref|aCoK|25}}{{Ref|aFfC|17}} which the speaker implies are similarly non-existent.
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Adults no longer believe in grumkins and consider them imaginary beings,{{Ref|aSoS|51}} comparable to legendary animals and supernatural entities{{Ref|aDwD|8}} or the monsters that children's nurses warn them against.{{Ref|aGoT|13}} As a result, several attempts to seek aid against the danger of the [[Others]] are met with mockery which ridicules the messenger as also fearing "[[snark]]s and grumkins,"{{Ref|aCoK|25}}{{Ref|aFfC|17}} which the speaker implies are similarly non-existent.
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==

Revision as of 01:28, 5 June 2017

A grumkin is a mythical creature which appears in Westerosi folktales. They are associated with granting wishes, either by crafting magical objects which make wishes come true,[1] or by directly giving people a number of wishes, of which the third wish is the last and must be used carefully.[2] Grumkins are implied to be of short stature[3] or otherwise of very small size[4] and may also steal and replace children.[5]

Adults no longer believe in grumkins and consider them imaginary beings,[6] comparable to legendary animals and supernatural entities[7] or the monsters that children's nurses warn them against.[3] As a result, several attempts to seek aid against the danger of the Others are met with mockery which ridicules the messenger as also fearing "snarks and grumkins,"[8][9] which the speaker implies are similarly non-existent.

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