Hoogeloon (The Netherlands) - Gnome Hill and King Kyrië

by Björn Roose April. 09, 2019 535 views
Gnome king Kyrië

Gnome king Kyrië

Hoogeloon is a village in the Dutch province North Brabant. You'll find it around twenty kilometers west of Eindhoven (see this post).

We were there for a visit to the burial mounds in the neighbourhood. Hoogeloon is more or less in the centre between all those burial mounds. And ... it is proud of that fact. So proud it decided that a burial mound that was no longer there should be reconstructed. That reconstructed burial mound is nowadays known as Kabouterheuvel ("Gnome Hill").

Why ? Because the gnome king Kyrië and his people lived in Hoogeloon, more specifically in that "hill". At least until the winter of 1951-1952 (or 1952-1953, some sources say). In that winter a hunter shot him down. The gnomes buried their king somewhere in Hoogeloon, but left the region soon after and never came back. Nowadays the only thing in Hoogeloon reminding of Kyrië is a statue and this reconstructed burial mound.

Kabouterheuvel (Gnome Hill)

Kabouterheuvel (Gnome Hill)

Gnome king Kyrië

Gnome king Kyrië

Another burial mound

Another burial mound

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Bob Rosenberg 6 months, 2 weeks ago

An interesting story, even if he ain't the original number 1 gnome.   grinning

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Björn Roose Replied to Bob Rosenberg 6 months, 2 weeks ago

There can only be one smile

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Camellia Staab 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Is he the original Gnome from which all the other gnomes originated. You know what I mean? Like the Danish gnomes?

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Nah, I don't think so. He was their King, not their Father smile

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