St. Patrick’s Day – What Is A Leprechaun?
March 16, 2023 4:00PM EDT
We’re all about St. Patrick’s Day over here. So here are 6 things we bet you never knew about Leprechauns.
- “Leprechaun” means small body. The word is thought to have derived from the Middle Irish word, luchorpan, which is translated as small body.
- Leprechauns are actually fairies. The little men are considered part of the fairy family.
- Leprechauns also like the color red. Early legends of leprechauns had them sporting red suits rather than the well-known green.
- Leprechaun are cobblers. Some legends contend they made their gold fortune from crafting fine shoes.
- There’s a leprechaun sanctuary, protected by E.U. law. The E.U. granted heritage status to leprechauns in 2009.
- 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!