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7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leprechauns

In honor of St. Patrick's day, here's a list of 7 things any Irish-respecting person should know about leprechauns, their legends, and why the Irish know we're all wrong about them. Despite the movie of the same name, leprechauns are known mostly for bringing good luck and prosperity to those who run into them. Everyone loves the romantic notion of seeing the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

What are some things you probably don't know about leprechauns? Take a look at this list and hopefully you'll learn a thing or two about these little fellas that you may not have known before. Then go have a Guinness, in honor of the Irish.
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    The Irish Find Them Offensive And It Is Probably Disney's Fault

    Although we love leprechauns in America and quite often feature them in commercials, cartoons, ... more
  2. 2

    They Are Trickster Deities

    Arguably the most popular trickster deity in popular culture, the leprechaun rivals Norse ... more
  3. 3

    They Are The Remnants of Awesome Super Powered Gods

    The Tuatha Dé Danann are a race of Pre-Christian gods who, in later Christian periods, ... more
  4. 4

    They Are The COOLER Of Two Small Irish Mythical Creatures

    You know that friend you have that you hang out with all the time, but never bring to parties ... more
  5. 5

    They Used To Look Like Santa!

    Originally, the leprechaun wore colors of red, not green. Another reason that the ...
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    They Are Talented Musicians

    Leprechauns have flutes. Obviously. They are also skilled in other musical instruments because ... more
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    Dateline NBC How To Catch A Leprechaun

    Leprechauns are skilled shoemakers, tinkerers and artisans. It is often good luck if they are ... more

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