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The Leprechaun is one of a race of creatures with origins in Irish mythology, legend and folklore.
The leprechaun's most famous feature is it's green clothes. Even though this is so, the earliest legnds state that they also wore red coats. Another diputed dress type is the hat, some say it is a tri-point hat, others say it's the famous top-hat, while others say it wears a Santa-like hat.
Other clothing features include the use of thick brown aprons to put tools, nails, and coins in, for they love to make shoes.
Leprechauns are known to have red or brown hair and beards, and pointy ears and noses. They are also known to have a short stature, starting at mere inches to about 3 or 4 feet tall.
Leprechauns are known to attack those who are either after their gold or men of the cloth. They are easily harmed by bibles, crosses, crucifixes, holy water, or any other holy relic. They have a great lust for gold and will do anything to stop humans from finding it. It is even said that when the vikings first set foot on Ireland that the leprechauns hid their gold away, and have been hiding it ever since. They are also fierce drunkards.
Leprechauns also have many abilities and tricks. They hid gold under rainbows, somehow being able to chase them. They also have the power of invisibility, which is useful for hiding and attacking. There is one legend that states that if you catch a leprechaun, he will ether grant you a wish, or give his gold for his safe return. But don't blink, because he can vanish in a second.
Another legend says he'll give you two coins, one silver, one gold. But as soon as he's gone the silver coin turns to ash and the other returns to his pocket.