How to Get a Pot of Gold from a Leprechaun

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How to Get a Pot of Gold from a Leprechaun. According to the Irish legends, a leprechaun keeps his fortune in a pot of gold and will give it anyone who follows the correct procedure. If you are feeling lucky, here's how to get it.

Step 1

Listen for the sound of his hammer. Leprechauns are often busy making a shoe (and only one shoe) for an elf.


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Step 2

Sneak up on the leprechaun. Hopefully, he will be absorbed in his work and will not hear you.

Step 3

Hold on to the leprechaun and don't let go. Expect him to put up a pretty good fight, even if he is only about 2 feet tall.


Step 4

Keep your eyes on the leprechaun. He will do anything to get you to look away for a second. If you do, he will disappear into the mist, and his pot of gold is safe.

Step 5

Threaten him if he is especially resistant to telling you where the pot of gold is hiding.

Step 6

Make the leprechaun take you to his pot of gold. You should find it at the end of the rainbow.


Leprechauns are always male. No one has ever given a credible report of a female leprechaun. Although leprechauns are now usually depicted wearing nothing but green, at the turn of the twentieth century they were renowned for wearing red coats.