Tom Thumb

British - Son of Thomas of the Mountain. Merlin foretold that Thomas' son would be no bigger than his thumb and this proved to be the case. He was fully formed as a man in a few minutes but grew no taller. His godmother, queen of the fairies, gave him some wonderful gifts: a ring that could make him invisible, a hat that could impart whatever knowledge he needed, a belt that could change his shape and a pair of shoes that could carry him wherever he wished to go. He was said to have been a friend of King Arthur. He had crawled into the sleeve of the giant, Grumbo, who shook Tom into the sea where he was swallowed by a fish. He met the king when the fish was served at one of Arthur's feasts. In some lore, occasionally called Tom Thumb.

Nearby Myths