Leprechaun is not only the popular feature in Irish folktale but also one of the symbols in this country. Let’s discover lots of funny facts about Leprechaun.
What is Leprechaun?
Leprechaun originates in the ancient Irish word “Luchorpán” which is “small body”.
Leprechaun is depicted as bearded men, wearing a green shirt, boots, and crooked hat. According to legend, they are aloof and unfriendly men. They live alone and spend their lifetime making shoes.
Leprechauns are known as a prankster who loves playing pranks on other people. They are a little small similar to a baby. Leprechauns have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you are lucky, you can catch a leprechaun who often grand three wishes or lots of gold in exchange for their freedom. However, it should be careful because of their malicious deception. They will say: “Go to the end of the rainbow, you can get my gold”. It is hard to find because you can never know where the end of the rainbow is.
In Irish folklore, Leprechaun was first mentioned in a medieval story called Echtra Fergus mac Lesti (Adventure of Fergus son of Léti). The story said that Fergus mac Lesti , King of Uister, falls asleep on the beach and wakes to find himself being dragged into the water by three Luchorpán then captures these “kidnappers”. In return, they granted three wishes in exchange for their freedom.
The legends say that Leprechauns were originally from Tuatha de Danann – an ancient race in Irish mythology. When Milesians conquered Tuatha de Danann, Leprechauns were banished underground.
Although there are many stories about Leprechaun, Leprechaun is still considered a symbol of Irish luck today.
Today, in films and pictures, Leprechaun often appears with a short body with green clothes and a high-top hat and has a long orange or brown beard.
In Dublin, there is the Leprechaun National Museum which is the first museum dedicated to Irish mythology opens Irish life full of myths, legends, and stories.
The Leprechaun National Museum which is located in Dublin center is a national cultural entertainment place. It could be understood deeply about Irish and Celtic culture and learn about more Leprechaun’s facts, rainbow, and the pot of golds.
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