The Leprechaun The Leprechaun

The Leprechaun

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Perhaps the most famous of all Irish fairies is the Leprechaun and one that has been exploited through film and popular media. In truth, the Leprechaun was not prominent in ancient fairy lore of Ireland and although there are references in earlier literature and mythology to Leprechaun type creatures, the image as we see him nowadays is a later interpretation. He (as it is invariably male) is said to be a cobbler, small and usually dressed in green or brown clothes. According to fairy lore, if you see him and avert your eyes for just a moment, he will disappear as he likes to remain solitary. It is also said that the Leprechaun guards a crock of gold but because of his evasiveness, it is unlikely any mortal will have the chance to prove that mystery.


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Perhaps the most famous of all Irish fairies is the Leprechaun and one that has been exploited through film and popular media. In truth, the Leprechaun was not prominent in ancient fairy lore of Ireland and although there are references in earlier literature and mythology to Leprechaun type creatures, the image as we see him nowadays is a later interpretation. He (as it is invariably male) is said to be a cobbler, small and usually dressed in green or brown clothes. According to fairy lore, if you see him and avert your eyes for just a moment, he will disappear as he likes to remain solitary. It is also said that the Leprechaun guards a crock of gold but because of his evasiveness, it is unlikely any mortal will have the chance to prove that mystery.


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SKUFC02
Weight15 grams
Height148 mm
Width105 mm
Depth2 mm
ManufacturerCeltic Myths
OriginIreland

Printed in Ireland from an original by Margaret McKenna

A6 4 page greetings card with blank inside.
Comes with C6 plain white envelope.
Contents wrapped in clear cellophane.

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