Amy Darvill Posted February 26 Share Posted February 26 (First of all, sorry for this being so late. I'm dealing with some real life stuff.) Irish folklore and mythology are truly the stuff of legends and some of it has spread far from the Emerald Coast. I think one of the first things that any of us can think of is Leprechauns, which have been in horror movies, Disney movies, video games, and even cereal. Ate any Lucky Charms recently? However, they are greatly changed from some of their original tales. For starters, they wore red jackets typically, very sharp suits, and would actually be seen as cobblers, though why depends. Some tales claim they just liked to work on shoes, others say they often wore out their shoes and had to fix them constantly. And they're not even a super common creature of Ireland, only coming around in later myths. They would promise you wealth if you managed to catch one, but this is one time silver is better, at least according to one myth I found. If you took the silver shilling, it was enchanted to always return to your pouch. But if you took the gold, beware, the gold would turn to ashes or leaves. Now it's your turn to share a story or a folktale from Ireland that you enjoy. Reply in 100 or more words for a chance to earn 15 diamonds. You can earn a second set of diamonds for a second post, as long as it's another 100 words, either in reply to another post or reviewing another story or folktale. Make sure to post by February 28th by 11:59 pm HOL time. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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