Leprechaun Facts for Kids

 

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  • Leprechauns are type of fairy in Irish folklore.
  • Leprechauns are part of the Tuatha De Danann.
  • Tuatha De Danann are a type of people in Irish Mythology.
  • According to legend if a human catches a leprechaun that leprechaun must grant that human three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
  • There are no female leprechauns.
  • Leprechauns are shoemakers.
  • Some stories say they hide their gold coins in a pot at the end of the rainbow.
  • Did you know that Leprechauns originally wore red! According to the book Legends and Stories of Ireland published in 1831, leprechauns wore red and a cocked (tri-cornered) hat, shoes and buckles.
  • According to legend Leprechauns dance the Irish jig so much they wear out their shoes.  
  • The original name for Leprechaun was lobaircin meaning small-bodied fellow.
  • Some stories about leprechauns say that they are mischievous other stories say they are harmless creatures that keep to themselves.
  • Some legends say leprechaun carry one gold coin for every year they have been alive.
  • Some people claimed to have seen a leprechaun and say they are real.  Other people believe they are just a myth and are not real.
  • Lucky Charms cereal has a leprechaun as a mascot.
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