Ages ago, Odin came down from the heavens, stepping away from his throne, here he sat and watched over the world below. Across his travels through the human land, Odin kept a disguise, watching every human's every move. Carefully listening, observing, and paying close attention. Humans were always intriguing creatures, he thought.
It wasn't until one day during his travels, Odin ran into a particular human--
This is when Odin met King Lugh of Ireland. He took particular interest in him, and decided to watch over him carefully as his life unfolded.
He always had Thought and Memory, his faithful ravens flying high, watching down upon the human world, but always tracking down King Lugh.
Until his battle of Moira, where cursed by St. Ronan, King Lugh went mad and was forced to wander for eternity.
Odin took particular interest in King Lugh, because despite his madness, he saw something profitable in him.
While humans lived and died and centuries passed as good old time does, tales of fairies, banshees, and otherworldly creatures such as leprechauns slipped from tongue to tongue by humans.
Some chose to believe the stories, others were scared by them, and others were fascinated and loyal to them.
One human in particular was Essie MacGowan, a maid, servant, con-artist and thief--but above all, a firm believer in the stories.
As she grew older, she kept telling the stories, and leaving out gifts for the creatures, hoping one day she would run into one.
He arranged the meeting, hoping Essie would help King Lugh evolve into a better version of himself--for the madness had made him forget who he once was.
And so, Essie ran into King Lugh, now a leprechaun, next to her jail cell. About to be executed, Essie made a deal with the leprechaun, offering a few gold coins in exchange for safe passage onto the Americas.
With nothing else to lose, but two gold coins to gain, the leprachaun accepted the deal and helped Essie travel to the Americas.
All Essie had to do was keep believing in him...
...and that is how the leprechaun, Mad Sweeney, came to the Americas and reinvented himself. With a little bit of help from a friend, and an unknown twist of fate by a God.