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A mischievous spirit in Irish folklore.

[Irish púca, from Old Irish, probably from Old English pūca, goblin.]


(European Myth & Legend) folklore Irish a malevolent Irish spirit
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Fazil who has given us gems like Manjil Virinja Pooka l (his debut as a director, which also marked Mohanlal's entry into Malayalam films), Ente Mamaattikkutiyammakku (1983), Nokkethadhoorathu Kannum Nattu (1984) and Manichitrathazhu (1993) among others, Fahadh by all accounts should have had an easy entry into movies.
Altuna-Garcia offers an insightful transcultural analysis of Emer Martin's short story "The Pooka at Five Happiness" (1999) and Margaret McCarthy's My Eyes Only Look Out (2001), a collection of biographical texts about Irish of mixed race origin.
Examples of three separate openings--the first: The Pooka MacPhellimey, a member of the devil class, sat in his hut in the middle of a firwood meditating on the nature of the numerals and segregating in his mind the odd ones from the even.
Now based in Brighton, she used to be half of the female duo Pooka who became known for their monthly gigs at the Hare and Hounds.
"I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with," says his character Elwood P Dowd after palling up with a Pooka - a mythical creature from Celtic folklore which looks like Dylan from the Magic Roundabout, but whose friendship will end up getting you your own rubber room in the nearest sanitarium.
As the author points out, bogs, both the site of supernatural presences like the shapeshifting 'pooka', the 'Bog Sprite', and the 'will-o-the-wisp', and contested environmental commodities, engage 'the dialectic between superstition and modernity' and thus offer particularly valuable insight into Irish identity.
Beautiful artwork is particularly evident in Pooka, Lily and the Fairy House, and A Bear and a Tree.
Actor Neil Nithin Mukhesh's "Shorcut Romeo" is an upcoming romantic thriller movie featuring Pooka Gupta and Ameesha Patel in the female leads.
The term "pooka," from Mary Chase's play "Harvey," comes from Irish folklore.
Tobougg is the sire of New Zealand 2,000 Guineas winner The Pooka and German 1,000 Guineas scorer Penny's Gift, and he is also coming to the fore as a jumps stallion.
Ride on the Fairy Train through Rathwood grounds and forest, and collect clues whilst watching for the Pooka and saying special fairy verses.