Friday, April 13, 2012

Leprechaun


Leprechaun! I bet you're thinking of green, chocolate coins and four leaf clovers!  (And if you weren't before, you are now).  Don't think you're the only one.  Most people don't realize that they're anything more than the face of St. Patricks day.
'Leprechaun' actually means 'Little body'. A lot of times fairies/ fairy godmothers and leprechauns come hand in hand with one another, working together.  My Fair godmother by Janette Rallison is a wonderful example of this. (And it is a book I recommend for EVERYONE!)

14 comments:

  1. Interesting! No, I never knew that.
    So any Irish person who's small can be called a Leprechaun? (excuse my ignorance!)

    Bex
    www.leavingcairo.blogspot.com

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    1. Technically yes, anyone who is small can be called a leprechaun.

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  2. lol. Leprechauns have always scared me but I love the stories! I am enjoying all the information on your blog.

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  3. In Hawaii, the little people who come out at night and help build bridges, and clean up messes, are call Menehune. They are portrayed as adorable short adults and even shorter children; they are often mischievious!

    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com Theme: A World of Crime

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    1. They sound very much like the Leprechaun. . . just a different version.

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  4. I always picture little men at the end of the rainbow tossing gold coins everywhere.

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    1. Many people see them this way as well. It's just funny how different things can seem like something they aren't.

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  5. Whenever I hear or see the word I think of the cereal Lucky Charms and the little man in the commercials one of my favorite of the fantasy characters tho.

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  6. I love your posts, and your blog is terrific, too. So glad I visited.

    If you've the time, pop over to my blog. I'm the award winning author of the Bella and Britt series for kids.

    Thanks for sharing your blog!

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    1. Thank you! I will be stopping by for sure!

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  7. i used to have several leprechaun dolls--so cute

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