Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 30 - Leprechauns

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 30 - Leprechauns

Welcome to the thirtieth issue of my fantasy news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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This week's creature feature is: Leprechauns


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leprecha… :

The name leprechaun derives from the Irish word leipreachán, defined by Patrick Dinneen as "a pigmy, a sprite, a leprechaun".
The leprechaun is said to be a solitary creature, whose principal occupation is making and mending shoes, and who enjoys practical jokes. According to Yeats, the great wealth of these fairies comes from the "treasure-crocks, buried of old in war-time", which they have uncovered and appropriated. According to McAnally the leprechaun is the son of an "evil spirit" and a "degenerate fairy" and is "not wholly good nor wholly evil".
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."
The modern image of the leprechaun is almost invariant: he is depicted as having red hair (often with a beard), wearing an emerald green frock coat.
Films, television cartoons and advertising have popularized a specific dim-witted image of leprechauns which bears scant resemblance to anything found in the cycles of Irish mythology.



Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:


irish shepherd by tavaron Leprechaun Moon Buns by MoonYen Commission for jeremycoatney by Aish89 Kiss Me I'm Irish by Hullabaloo2 A Little Leprechaun Luck by Humanimorphism Leprechaun Me by CriscoZills
Shamus a Leprechaun sculpture by pixiwillow Lucky Leprechaun with Grostieta by mechangel2002 I Catched The Leprechaun by CrimeOfPassion The Story by Bartsartny The Leprechaun by Loneanimator
Happy St. Pat's Day 2.0... by 231705 St Patrick Day-Evil Leprechaun by Momma--G :thumb56708031: Leprechaun, side view 2 by TheSeaKnight MA- Rainbow by Agent-Di Evil Leprechaun ARMY by purple-hana
The End Of The Rainbow by wagontamer Little Leprechaun by dynomoose :thumb51008119: Heart of a Leprechaun by soidanae Leprechaun by pandadg luck o the irish by thatmonkeydude
:thumb113047661: St Patty Shirt by bushiboy The Fighting Irish by pumpkinmaster At the End of the Rainbow by poserfan This St. Patrick's Day... by lindowyn-stock :thumb27238848:
Feeling Lucky When Colored? by dadarulz Seamus the Leprechaun 16 by Boggleboy Leprechaun Tattoo by Chima Leprechaun by Blacklotuscomic Lucky by Kaaziel Shannon the Leprechaun by hailfire
Leprechaun by swampfoxinsc :thumb79762212: St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun by RedFenyx At the End of a Rainbow by Dakiedoodles Amigurumi Leprachaun by Sugarcoatidli3z St. Patricks Day by Ralley
At the End of the Rainbow by mirasaui Leprechaun by froggiechan Leprechaun by Octave13 leprechaun by freekyjynx silver lake's leprechaun by big-trs Leprechan Box by TalyrasMirror
Leprechaun Visit by RobbVision Gold and Covers by leedom111 Leprechaun Kitty by TheNiteWind Leprechaun by OhriK :thumb78743744: Leprechaun by icedOne


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Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
Week 23 - Western Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 24 - Drow: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 25 - Yeti: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 26 - Kirin: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 27 - Satyr: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 28 - Hippocampus: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 29 - Manticore: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
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sevenofeleven's avatar
We won't get into the movie series.

Wonder why the color changed?