Hand-made right here in the U.S. it's hard to be grumpy when looking at one of these little earth dwellers!
According to tradition, the nisser live in the houses and barns of the farmstead, and secretly act as their guardian. If treated well, they protect the family and animals from evil and misfortune. However, they are known to be short tempered and gruff, especially when offended. Once insulted, they will usually play tricks. Despite his small size, the nisse possesses an immense strength.
Now there are a few hard facts about nisser: they are small, they are mischievous; they are old enough to be acquainted with Odin and the other gods of Valhalla, and that, of course, is very old.