Do Leprechauns Exist – Are They Real?
According to Irish legend Leprechauns are shoemakers, they are said to store all the gold coins they earn in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But are they real?
The original leprechauns
wore brown, green, tan or red clothes — the colors of nature. Often you’ll see them in a studded leather apron and a wide brimmed hat that is red or green. They will have a leather pouch for their silver shilling and another for their gold coin. The silver shilling is magic and used for shopping. It reappears in the purse each time it is spent. The gold coin is used to buy their way out of trouble. This coin is another one of their magic tricks. It will become leaves and ashes after the bribe is paid and the leprechaun is gone.
Leprechauns have appointed themselves guardians of the old treasures that remained from the Danes when they ransacked Ireland. They buried the gold in big pots and large crocks. They knew that these riches of the Vikings had been taken through wicked ways. This made them distrust humans even more. The leprechauns decided that humans should not have the gold because of human greed. This is probably one of the many reasons leprechauns are so hard to find. They regard us as greedy, foolish and sometimes flighty. However, according to the stories, a rainbow will end where a leprechaun has hidden his pot of gold. So are they real? you decide.