Leprechaun vs Pataikos

Hello little green person. You look like a leprechaun, but you come from Ancient Egypt.

"Amulet of Pataikos" by Ancient Egyptian, Late Period (664–332 BCE) from artic 1894.965

The title of this artwork from the Art Institute of Chicago is “Amulet of Pataikos“.

Just what is a Pataikos? From Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum:

The dwarf Pataikos was a protective deity … Despite their diminutive statures, Pataikos and related deities are frequently depicted as subjugators of violent natural forces — most notably, Pataikos is often shown stepping upon and grasping crocodiles, snakes, and scorpions.

Even though a leprechaun and Pataikos both have in common being a short fictional character, they are quite a contrast. A leprechaun is a trouble-maker against the Pataikos who is a protector.

Maybe Pataikos would defeat aleprechaun! That would be a fun battle to see.

"Amulet of Pataikos" by Ancient Egyptian, Late Period (664–332 BCE) from artic 1894.965
Full image of the Pataikos

BRING IT ON, LEPRECHAUN!

The Pataikos is known to strangle snakes and crocodiles. My money is on the Pataikos. But what powers does a leprechaun have in battles?

Oh man, I don’t need to be googling: Leprechaun crossover battles. But I did. The google results gets into the Leprechaun horror movies. Yuck. I don’t want to get into that world of horror.

Ah, now THIS is the article from a comic book site, “Lucky The Leprechaun Vs Thanos – Who Wins With Both at Full Power?” The article outlines Lucky the Leprechaun’s powers.

  • hearts – the power to bring things to life
  • shooting stars – the power to fly
  • horseshoes – the power to speed things up
  • clovers – luck, but you never know what kind of luck you’ll get
  • blue moons – the power of invisibility
  • rainbows – instantaneous travel from place to place
  • balloons – the power to make things float
  • Ultimately “luck” is what makes him win. Even if the odds are 14,000,605 to 1. You still have luck to defeat the odds.

    Heh. Yeah. Fun point there.

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