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Fifteen Lucky Facts About Leprechauns

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They're an iconic symbol of St. Patrick's Day, they wear short pants, a buckled top hat and guard their pot o’gold with their lives, but how much do we really know about those wily little leprechauns?

They began their wee lives as the stuff of Celtic legend, faerie folk kin who called Ireland home well before any human beings made their way to the Emerald Isle.

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Leprechauns are the bankers and cobblers of the faerie world, ready to giveth and taketh away according to their mood. Even though they’ve been tied in with the color green folktales describe them as likely to wear red as well, and they often sport three cornered hats when they're not wearing one of their signature Derby hat.

Want to learn more about those shillelagh shakin’ rascals, including where they live and how you can trap one for your personal mythical creature collection?

Read 15 Lucky Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Leprechauns

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