A Gnome is a mythical creature, while GNOME
is a Linux desktop suite.
GNOMES and GNOMIDS Elementals who dwell in the earth but come up onto the surface for various purposes. Gnomes are the males and Gnomids the females. They are small of stature but well formed and the Gnomids are extremely attractive sexually to men. They sometimes mate with mortals as do Sylphs (air elementals), Melusines (water elementals), and, by some accounts, Salamanders (elementals of fire).