We’re all about St. Patrick’s Day over here. So here are 6 things we bet you never knew about Leprechauns.

  1. “Leprechaun” means small body. The word is thought to have derived from the Middle Irish word, luchorpan, which is translated as small body.
  2. Leprechauns are actually fairies. The little men are considered part of the fairy family.
  3. Leprechauns also like the color red. Early legends of leprechauns had them sporting red suits rather than the well-known green.
  4. Leprechaun are cobblers. Some legends contend they made their gold fortune from crafting fine shoes.
  5. There’s a leprechaun sanctuary, protected by E.U. law. The E.U. granted heritage status to leprechauns in 2009.
  6. Leprechauns might be able to live underwater. Medieval folk tales feature leprechauns as sea-dwellers, attempting to drag royalty into their lairs.

There you go and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

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