IRISH POT OF GOLD
Dating back to Old Europe, the legend of the pot of gold is
claimed enthusiastically by the Irish. They'll tell you that
fairies put the gold there and then the leprechauns guard
it. This folklore has become part of the symbolism of St.
Patrick's Day, a holiday that celebrates everything Irish ?
including the hope and luck it takes to find that elusive
pot of gold.
The famous Irish lore is based on a bit of eye trickery. In
case you didn't know, there really is no end to a rainbow.
The way the physics work, rainbows are actually full
circles, except the Earth itself gets in the way of us
seeing the complete circle. As humans, our vision is limited
to only as far as the horizon.
One of the biggest signs that a Leprechaun is near by is
from the rainbow shining from the leprechauns' pot of gold.
One good tip, a leprechaun is sure to be found near his pot
of gold. One needs to be careful when approaching any
leprechaun as they are extremely quick and will vanish at
the sight of any humans close by, but you can manage to
creep up behind him with a net in hope to get the pot of
gold or three wishes. Be careful what you wish for though,
as Leprechaun's are smarter than us humans and are known to
To protect the leprechaun’s pot of gold the Irish fairies
gave them magical powers to use if ever captured by a human
or an animal. Such magic an Irish leprechaun would perform
would be to grant three wishes or to vanish into thin air!
May the rocks in your field turn to gold.