Leprechaun Facts for Kids
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- Leprechauns are a type of fairy in Irish folklore.
- Leprechauns are part of the Tuatha De Danann.
- Tuatha De Danann is 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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