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Pot of Gold
Mythology & Legends
"The Four Winds have decided to follow the leprechauns in the hope of finding the legendary pot of gold. Do join us as we meet various other fairy folk on our way."
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Leprechauns are fairies that form part of Irish folklore. An alternative name for these fairies is 'leithbragan'. While 'leith' means half, what type of apparel commonly associated with these fairy folk is the second part of this term derived from?
Clurichauns are another form of Irish fairy folk and are regarded by some as cousins of leprechauns while others consider them to be regional variations of leprechauns themselves. Which of the following is a distinguishing character trait of these fairies?
They are almost twice the height of leprechauns
They are a female-only race
They only appear during full moon nights
They are always drunk
The Cyhyraeth is a Welsh spirit whose wail portends the death of a person. Which Irish fairy would also fit this description?
The Pooka from Celtic folklore is adept at shapeshifting, and is known to appear in various different forms which range from pleasant to terrifying. With which of these festivals is this creature associated?
Another not-so-nice Celtic creature is the kelpie which is believed to lure children into the water, drowning them and later eating them. Which animal does the kelpie resemble?
The next fairy on the list is the Boggart. Is the Boggart considered to be a friend of humans?
Yet another scary fairy is the Irish dullahan - a headless horseman seen riding a black horse. Which of these is the only thing that can strike fear in a dullahan?
The Scottish Ghillie Dhu is a benevolent fairy and is regarded as a kind and gentle spirit. Which of these is he most closely associated with?
The Scottish fairy creature Fachen is also commonly referred to as Peg Leg Jack. What is distinctive about his appearance?
He has only half a body.
He has a third eye.
He has an extra pair of limbs.
He is headless.
Another solitary Scottish fairy creature is the water imp, Glastig. While her upper body is that of a human, which animal's lower body is she believed to have?
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