sábado, 16 de julio de 2011

Claudia escribe para el blog


Here is some information about Leprechauns that I have discovered from internet:

A leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish mythology.The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release. Popular depiction shows the Leprechaun as being no taller than a small child,with a beard and hat, although they may originally have been perceived as the tallest of the mound-dwellers.The leprechaun originally had a different appearance depending on where in Ireland he was found.Prior to the 20th century, it was generally held that the leprechaun wore red, not green.


Samuel Lover, writing in 1831, describes the leprechaun as:

... quite a beau in his dress, notwithstanding, for he wears a red square-cut coat, richly laced with gold, and inexpressible of the same, cocked hat, shoes and buckles.

According to Yeats, the solitary fairies, like the leprechaun, wear red jackets, whereas the "trooping fairies" wear green. The leprechaun's jacket has seven rows of buttons with seven buttons to each row. On the western coast, he writes, the red jacket is covered by a frieze one, and in Ulster the creature wears a cocked hat, and when he is up to anything unusually mischievous, he leaps on to a wall and spins, balancing himself on the point of the hat with his heels in the air."


The name leprechaun is derived from the Irish word leipreachán, defined by Patrick Dinneen as "a pigmy, a sprite, or leprechaun". The further derivation is less certain; according to most sources, the word is thought to be a corruption of Middle Irish luchrupán,from the Old Irish luchorpán, a compound of the roots small and body.The root corp, which was borrowed from the Latin corpus, attests to the early influence of Ecclesiastical Latin on the Irish language.The alternative spelling leithbrágan stems from a folk etymology deriving the word from half and brogue, because of the frequent portrayal of the leprechaun as working on a single shoe.

I didn't know anything about the leprechaun but I was looking for information and now, I love it.

When we went to the city center, Rodrigo bought a Leprechaun Hat and when I saw him, I thought he was a leprechaun.

The leprechauns are very famous in Ireland and they are a legend beacause nobody has seen it.

They are very funny and I would like see a leprechaun.


Gracias Claudia por tu aportacion.

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