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PostSubject: Puck   Puck Icon_minitimeWed Jan 16, 2008 5:14 pm

Pucks were supernatural beings/spirits that could be identified with other troublesome characters such as goblins and dwarves. The name itself goes far back to ancient Germanic times, and is even recorded amongst the Celts too which, points to an even more distant history of the word. Today the Puck is more associated with Shakespeare for the character of the Puck appears in his Midsummer Nights Dream. But it wasn't only Shakespeare that brought new life to the mischievous Puck, for other famous names of literature such as Spenser and Langland did too, the Puck was certainly a favourite character of Elizabethan and Medieval literature.

The Puck also appears in the folklore of Sussex where a man who spies on his little helpers and overhears one of them say, "I say, Puck, I sweats, do you sweat?". The Puck is recorded many times and in many places throughout England showing the belief the English people had in such a being.

http://englishheathenism.homestead.com/folklore.html

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