The Puck is best known as a House Spirit that attaches itself to a household and tends to the leftover choirs of the family. He will Churn Butter, do needlework, and many other manual tasks, and as payment, requires that someone leaves out a gift for him, whether bread, cream, or something valuable. If, however, the homeowners neglect to reward him or cross him, he will undo the whole of his many labors, and will simultaneously cause misfortune to the family he's attached to, for revenge. In some stories, Puck is described as a nature or woodland spirit that shares a similar appearance to that of the Greek God, Pan, and who often presents a mischievous nature, playing pranks on the unwary and leading travelers away from their original path with tricks and noises.
Appearances in mediaEdit
- Puck makes his very first appearance in William Shakespeare's famous comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, where he goes by the name of, "Robin Goodfellow. He's described in the tale as a mischievous nature spirit, but overall misunderstood, if not friendly. He is also the emissary of Oberon.
- In Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill, Puck, the last of the People of the Hills and "the oldest thing in England", charms the children Dan and Una with a collection of tales and visitors out of England's past.
- In L'allegro , by John Milton, Puck is mentioned, being described as having similar features to that of Pan, The Green Man, and Woodwose.
- Puck, name wise, had also made appearances in a veriety of video games, ranging from Disgaea to Final Fantasy, where he's usually seen as apart of either the Goblin or Fairy families.