The Leprechaun, also known as the Clauricorn, is a magical creature that lives exclusively in Ireland[1]. It reaches a height of six inches and can make clothing out of leaves[1]. They alone of the Little People are able to speak the human language[1].

Leprechauns bear live young the same way humans do, and live in woodlands, where their favourite food, leaves, are abundant[1]. They often intentionally attract Muggle attention and therefore often appear in Muggle literature and art[1].

They also produce a realistic substance not dissimilar to gold, which vanishes after a few hours to their great amusement[1]. Ron Weasley, however, did not find this very funny as he used this gold to pay Harry Potter back for a pair of Omnioculars the latter had bought him[2].


Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Chapter Nine - An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Chapter Eight - The Quidditch World Cup)