Puck

Pronounced puk
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About the name Puck

The name Puck refers to a variety of mischievous spirit creatures that may also be referred to as an imp or sprite. The name is descended from the proto-Germanic *pūkô, meaning "goblin" or "spook" or "spectre" and is closely related to other names for naughty spirits such as the Welsh pwka, the Old English pūca, Icelandic púki, German spuk and the diminutive Pixie. Puck is mischievous, but if you befriend him, he will happily perform tasks for you around the house, but be prepared to have them undone if he doesn't consider you properly grateful- demonstrated by an offering of milk and sweets.

The Puck most people are familiar with appears in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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