Leprechauns: The Myths, Legends, & Lore (Hardcover) [Curran, Bob]
Explore the magic, mischief, and mystery behind IrelandÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs most iconic and beloved mythical creature: the leprechaun.ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ
Leprechauns have been at the heart of Irish culture for years, capturing our hearts and minds alikeÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂbut how much do we really know about the leprechaun, anyway? Often depicted as a little bearded man who partakes in mischief, no one knows if he is a fallen angel, diminished god, or son of fairies? What does he do all day? And whatÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs the story behind that hidden pot of gold?
InÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Leprechauns, prominent folklorist Bob Curran looks at the origins of this hero of Irish lore. He explores the superstitions surrounding the leprechaun and his enduring place in popular culture, and turns the spotlight on the ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂrealÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ leprechaunÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂenigmatic, complex, and contradictory.
The perfect read for St. PatrickÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs DayÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂor any time you wish to delve into the thrilling world of a timeless legendÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂLeprechaunsÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ is an essential addition to the collection of all lovers of myth and folklore.