Ah, Leprechauns - a type of male fairy and a class of faerie folk that live near Fairy Rings, which are ancient Celtic earthworks. According to Irish mythology, these wee folk were once mighty warriors. An evil magician and his army conquered Ireland in a battle and banished them to live underground. Some say these dwarf-like creatures live inside giant caves or hollows of trees, with a door that can only be opened by a magic word.
Years later, they emerged from the depths of the earth and have come to be known as Leprechauns, a Gaelic word for shoemaker, which makes sense, because the occupation of a Leprechaun is a shoemaker to the fairies - fairies dance a lot and need good strong shoes.
Other than making shoes, leprechauns spend their entire lives collecting and hoarding gold coins. These coins are kept in large, cast iron pots. No human knows where they're kept, but some people say a Leprechaun’s pot of gold can be found at the end of a rainbow. Beware! Leprechauns will do anything to protect their pot of gold from being stolen - they are full of trickery and pranks, and often try to move their gold so that it is no longer at the end of the rainbow and no one will be able to find it.
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- 1: another leprechaun, IrishPhiladelphia
- 2: wild leprechaun, IrishPhiladelphia
- 3: Celtic skull, IrishPhiladelphia
- 4: our favorite, IrishPhiladelphia
- 5: leprechaun gate, killbox
- 6: rainforest,MikeBaird flickr.bairdphotos.com
- 7: canes, MHJohnson
- 8: metal lantern, maxpate
- 9: mushroom, per ola wiberg
- 10: pot of money, ignacioleo