Happy St. Patrick’s Day
March 17, 2018
As today is St. Patrick’s Day, here are a few facts about the wee folks known as Leprechauns that you may or may not have known. Enjoy.
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.
Portland, Oregon has the nation’s only dedicated leprechaun colony.
Leprechauns are a protected species under European law.
Some legends say leprechaun carry one gold coin for every year they have been alive.
Leprechauns aren’t just native to Ireland.
Jennifer Aniston’s first film was ‘Leprechaun’.
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.
The leprechaun wasn’t always Notre Dame’s mascot
Lucky Charms cereal has a leprechaun as a mascot.
And there you go. Now go drink some beer, wear some green and celebrate the day. Have fun and be safe.