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The Leprechaun

Updated on February 6, 2013

WELCOME TO THE LEPRECHAUNS' LAIR!

The leprechaun is a mischievous munchkin or Irish imp (whom it is said will reveal the hiding place of his treasure if captured by a homo sapien). 

So, whatever you do, put a big smile on your face whenever you see a cobbler or shoemaker. Who knows, perhaps that puckish personality who lives next door to you may be a light-hearted leprechaun in disguise (you certainly wouldn't want to offend him now would you?) 

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Image Credit: silviothemilvio@flickr.com

AN IRISH TOAST - To the Libidinous Leprechaun

May the curse of Mary Malone, her nine blind illegitimate children, and a libidinous leprechaun chase you so far over the hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can't find you with a telescope!

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Image Credit: Illustration by Robb Mommaerts, 2008

A LAUGH-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN? (Image Credit: Janos Szudi@flickr.com)

A LAUGH-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN? (Image Credit: Janos Szudi@flickr.com)
A LAUGH-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN? (Image Credit: Janos Szudi@flickr.com)

WHERE DO LEPRECHAUNS COME FROM?

Leprechauns are so popular that many cosmic critters, green gremlins, and amusing aliens from outer space try to imitate them!

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Image Credit: Joe Alterio@flickr.com

DIALOGUE & DUEL ABOUT A DARING DUDE

Do leprechauns exist?

WHAT LANGUAGE DO LEPRECHAUNS SPEAK?

They can belt out more BLARNEY than you can shake a shillelagh at!

The Little Leprechaun Shop

Lucky Leprechaun 8" by Fiesta
Lucky Leprechaun 8" by Fiesta

For those who need a little friend who reminds them where the pot at the end of the rainbow can be found.

 
Gold Rubber Leprechaun Shoes
Gold Rubber Leprechaun Shoes

Forget about the brogues belonging to the Wicked Witch of the West when you can own your very own golden rubber leprechaun shoes!

 
Ireland Flag 3' x 5' Irish Polyester
Ireland Flag 3' x 5' Irish Polyester

Leprechaun lovers all over the world simply adore the Irish flag!

 
Leprechaun Full Body Puppet
Leprechaun Full Body Puppet

For those with fidgety fingers and rich imaginations -- this little leprechaun and wizard puppet set is the perfect gift!

 

AND NOW A WORD FROM A LOATHSOME, LIBATION-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN..."BAH HUMBUG!" (Image courtesy of ruthdeb@flickr.com)

AND NOW A WORD FROM A LOATHSOME, LIBATION-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN..."BAH HUMBUG!" (Image courtesy of ruthdeb@flickr.com)
AND NOW A WORD FROM A LOATHSOME, LIBATION-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN..."BAH HUMBUG!" (Image courtesy of ruthdeb@flickr.com)

LEPRECHAUNS ON THE SILVER SCREEN

Trust Hollywood to come up with the first in a series of five arcane alien adventures aptly entitled, "Leprechaun", a 92 minute "horror" flick made in 1993 about an American who pockets a pot of gold belonging to an Irish imp, (that theme sounds vaguely familiar to history buffs and political pundits alike).

Frankly, it doesn't take long for little girls to figure out that they shouldn't be looking for four leaf clovers, kissing Blarney stones, or using their brains to figure out which fairies are worth their valuable time and effort.

Apparently leprechauns that scare the heck out of little girls were such a hit that a sci-fi sequel was created a year later entitled, "Leprechaun 2", (this time patrons only got 85 minutes of screams and snickers).

As if that wasn't enough, the silver screen folks came up with yet another helping of horror in 1995 with the release of a thin plot-line adventure called "Leprechaun 3", set in Vegas where all hell breaks loose of course (including the goofy use of a fake tongue).

In 1997, the weird wee folk were resurrected for the freaky film "Leprechaun 4: In Space", with the tag line, One small step for man! One giant leap of terror!"

And at the beginning of the new Millennium, Hollywood hucksters released yet another version of Irish imps gone off the deep end in a film entitled, "Leprechaun In The Hood" set in Los Angeles (where clover grows...make that the best weed in town).

And if you can't get enough of the giggles and gore, you can always pick up a pot of puckish characters from all these films on a DVD.

WHAT'S THE LEPRECHAUN DOING IN AMERICA?

Recommended by leprechauns everywhere!

Leprechaun lovers have no need to fly to the moon and play among the stars to have fun...but finding the guy who guards the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, well that's a whole different matter?*!

THE LOW-DOWN ON LEPRECHAUNS

Google search engine lists 2,310,000 pages devoted to an invisible Irish imp, better known as a leprechaun.

It's amazing that so many products have been named after something that few folks have ever really seen.

First off, there's the "fighting Irish" Notre Dame leprechaun logo pictured above.

Then there's an Australian virusBusting software by the name of Leprechaun.

Yup, there's even a comfortable motor coach service named Leprechaun Lines offering you an opportunity to "catch the magic" if you please.

Those who don't trust Irish imps behind the wheel, can always purchase their very own Leprechaun, (a rather magnificent mini-motorhome for grand gas-guzzling types).

All manner of sports teams want to cash in on the Irish imp it seems. There's a "Fighting Irish" football team from Notre Dame University with a "Leprechaun" as the mascot. And, there's a rugby team from Edmonton, Alberta named the Edmonton Leprechaun Tigers R.F.C. Last but not least, there's the Leprechaun Road Race held every March 17th in Dublin, Georgia.

Of course if you're into furry fashion wear, there's the Leprechaun Sheepskin Company.

An accidental tourist who's lost or off-the-beaten track can always pop by and take a peek at the The Immigrant Leprechaun Bed & Breakfast in Whangarei, New Zealand, or trot up the Hottentots in South Africa and spend a night at the Leprechaun Lodge.

Of course the only place you're guaranteed to see a real Leprechaun, a Blarney Stone, or a Shamrock is in Ireland. In fact, pack your bags and put on your dancing shoes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the home of all things "green" at the Loafing Leprechaun pub where Guinness will kick off this special occasion with the World's Largest Toas

MEMBERS OF THE LEPRECHAUN CLAN

The "clurichaun" is ripsnorting relative of the leprechaun. Not exactly a "kissing cousin", this Irish fairy spends most of his time after his daily chores getting soused with far too much grog.

The "clurichaun" enjoys riding sheep and dogs at night,(what else is a surly sylph supposed to do?)

It is reported that if they are treated well, they will protect your wine cellar, if mistreated they will spoil your wine and wreak havoc in your house.

LIFE LESSON #1:

Make friends with leprechauns, (they've got better dispositions and they know where the buried treasure is hidden!)

THE LEPRECHAUN'S ANSWER TO VALENTINE'S DAY!

Frankly, a chubby cherub looks like a pretty dangerous dude to hang out with on February 14th. Do you really want to befriend a scantily-clad fellow named "Cupid" who creeps out folks by letting lose his satchel full of bows and arrows not to mention dropping anonymously signed pathetically-penned love letters in people's inboxes?

In order to avoid getting bent out of shape by having to compose a sucky-face song or a sweety-pie sonnet on Valentine's Day, the Leprechaun suggests that men don't even bother. And, skip that a big box of chocolates, bubbly bottle of champagne, or bouquet of red roses for female friends or family members...they add unwanted calories and besides, who knows what blessed bugs are lurking in those petals anyway.

Take the road less-travelled, do something entirely different! A word of advice from a fellow who's been led down the garden path by the pixies one too many times ...get a wiggle on and "Kiss the blarney stone"...in Ireland of course!

That way you'll acquire the gift of the gab, and as a bonus, you'll be able to flatter the pants off your boss who'll give you a raise (just to avoid any further embarrassment). Who knows, maybe your golden tongue will, at the very least, make a special someone shake his bippy or her booty all night long! Now doesn't that tickle your fancy, ring your chimes, and make your day infinitely more enjoyable than keeping company with a cheeky chap called "Cupid"?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 1

How can you find a leprechaun?

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 2

What happens when you stop looking at a captured leprechaun?

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 3

What happens if you catch a leprechaun?

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 4

What happens if a leprechaun loses his gold?

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 5

How do leprechauns spend their spare time?

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Exactly what do leprechauns do?

That's What Leprechauns Do
That's What Leprechauns Do

Okay, smarty pants, you haven't a hot clue what leprechauns do...so...maybe it's time to find out!

 

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 6

What do leprechauns carry in their belts?

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 7

Who does the leprechaun do with a shillelagh?

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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 8

What do leprechauns consume for breakfast?

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What is a LEPRECON?

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He had a funny feeling the gremlins and goblins who had a hand in making his ... - Happy Halloween face went a tad too far with the wrinkle cream.

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Gifts for Giddy Folks

Lucky Leprechaun 8" by Fiesta
Lucky Leprechaun 8" by Fiesta

Wanna wrap your arms around this lovely leprechaun?

 
Lego Minifigures Series 6 - Leprechaun
Lego Minifigures Series 6 - Leprechaun

Bet you've never seen a Lego Leprechaun?

 

MERRY MYTHMAS!

Do you believe in Santa Claus & Leprechauns?

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When Irish eyes are smilling, they're usually up to something!

Laughing Leprechaun Shop

The Magical Legend Of The Leprechauns
The Magical Legend Of The Leprechauns

A wonderful introduction to the lore of the leprechauns!

 
Leprechaun Hat Flag (Garden Size)
Leprechaun Hat Flag (Garden Size)

Let this fanciful Fairy Flag fly high on St. Paddy's Day!

 
Leprechaun Weathervane
Leprechaun Weathervane

The leprechaun weathervane says nothing but light winds and blue skies!

 

A Big Applause from the Leprechaun Lovers

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      Their castle is pretty cool.

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      I love leprechauns and Irish Blessings. I am stopping by to celebrate 'It's Lost Sock Memorial Day!'. I am positive that all those missing socks are in some leprechaun's pocket! Thanks for a fun and interesting lens.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      Know this, O worthy and diligent lensmaster;

      With accomplishment youâve earned a tryster.

      As a token of immense appreciation expressed,

      A squid angel leaves this lens heartily blessed.

      On a rendering that is sparkling in its own right,

      Propagating an appealing thought well and quite;

      If you were to notice a slender shimmering crust;

      From the angelâs wand, it is a spill of stardust.

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      Ram Ramakrishnan 5 years ago

      Met, I did, a little red-bearded man

      spinning on his green-hat-topped-head;

      Deep in thought was he, his balance

      upheld by his flailing legs, widely spread.

      With harmless mischief his eyes sparkled,

      when he asked me if I was doing well;

      When I said yes, he replied, âThen why

      do you gyrate so and upside-down dwell?â

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Nicely done! Squid Angel blessed!

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Loved it immensely!

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      Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      Nice poll.

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      SiochainGraSonas 6 years ago

      This was a really great lens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing it with all us fellow Squids! One big thumbs up vote left!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Kiss Me, I'm Irish! Lucky Leprechaun Blessings by a Squidoo Angel

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      My dear, this was jolly GOOD fun -- I truly enjoyed myself.

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done & blessed.

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      tandemonimom lm 8 years ago

      It's no Loafing Leprechaun pub, but we hope the leprechauns on this lovely lens will join us over at the new Happy Holiday Humor group! And we'll leave five lucky shamrocks as a token of goodwill!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      LEPRECHAUNS ARE AWESOME! :D

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      totalhealth 9 years ago

      Lots of info and I learned a lot about leprechauns. Nice lens.

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      Evelyn Saenz 9 years ago from Royalton

      The Riverdancers send you St. Patrick's Day greetings. Come bring your Leprechauns over for a visit.

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      Enchanted_Ways 10 years ago

      Charmimg lens! I'm adding your lens to my lensroll of Enchanting lenses!

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      sweetprettyflowers 10 years ago

      Cute Lens. Almost everything I wanted to know about Leprechauns. Thanks for the fun.

      I believe,

      Sandy