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Do We Really Know Leprechauns?

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Do We Really Know Leprechauns?

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Prysilla Ahn, writer (staff)

It is almost St. Patrick’s day and you know what that means…. wear green and search for the leprechaun’s gold! We search for the rainbow so we can get his precious pot of gold. Besides that, if you were to catch the leprechaun, he would grant you three wishes for his freedom. He has a beard, a coat, and a hat. However, you probably don’t really know the history behind all of this. It may surprise you.

Leprechauns were supposed to be a type of fairy of the Aos Si in Irish folktale. We know that a leprechaun wears everything green except for his red beard. In some places, did you know that the leprechaun wears red? The leprechaun may be known very well here, but leprechauns rarely come out in Irish mythology.

However, there is only one thing that can banish a leprechaun… the Tuatha De Danann. They are a tribe of Celtic gods and goddesses. Tuatha De Dunann means “the folk of the goddess Danu.” Earlier in the days, it was called Tuath De which meant the “tribe of the gods.”

Did you know that there is a disorder called leprechaunism? In other words, it is called Donohue Syndrome. It is a recessive genetic disorder, which occurs when an individual inherits two copies of an abnormal gene for the same trait. When the babies are born, they are unusually small before and after their birth. A few of the characteristics of the syndrome are: low-set and poorly developed ears; a wide, flat nose with upturned nostrils; large thick lips and a large mouth; and a widely spaced, bulging eyes. Some babies may have a small head or have excessive hair growth. It is also a type of dwarfism, and it may be fatal in some cases. Their insides will keep growing but their outsides won’t grow as much or at all. Although it may be a serious syndrome, it is extremely rare to catch that disease.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Stallions!!

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