Also known as Puca
- Celtic (culture)
- Troublesome (behaviour)
- Fairies and Nymphs (common type)
A trickster half-animal spirit of Irish folklore. They can transform into other animals and punish those who are ungrateful and grave robbers. They are friendly to animals and rescue them from bogs. At Hallowe’en they dirty the berries at midnight making them inedible.
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