leprechaun

Irish - A spirit or fairy of the Otherworld. When the Danaans were conquered by the invading Milesians they retreated underground as fairies. They are said to guard a crock of gold. In some accounts, they are the same as the geanncanae. Also called leprechaun, cluricane, cluricane, cluracan, clurican, Cluricaune, cluricaune, leprachaun, leprachaun, leprecawn, leprecawn, leprechawn, leprechawn, lepricaune, lepricaune, lubberkin, lubberkin, lubrican, lubrican, luprachain, luprachain, leprec(h)awn, leprec(h)awn, luchorpain or luchorpain.

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