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  Puck (mythology)
Puck is a mischievous pre-Christian nature spirit, a "woodwose" in the archetype of the Horned God.
Since, if you "speak of the Devil" he will appear, Puck's euphemistic "disguised" name is "Robin Goodfellow" or "Hobgoblin," in which "Hob" may substitute for "Rob" or may simply refer to the "goblin of the hearth" or hob.
In Ireland "puck" is said to be sometimes used for "goat".
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Puck plays a central role in Mark Chadbourn's fantasy sequence, "Kingdom of the Serpent", comprising the novels "Jack of Ravens", "The Burning Man" and one yet to be published.
Puck, amused with the behaviour of the mortal Vogel, decided to try playing the role of the straight man for a while, and crafted himself into a man named Owen Burnett.
In Raymond E. Feist's novel, 'Faerie Tale', Puck is a fey being in the faerie court and is portrayed as a jester of sorts, and stays true to the mythology of him as a trickster.
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 Puck -- A Personal Journey
However, Puck is a trickster, and hence belongs to an archetype that has been a favourite of mine since I was knee-high to a grasshopper (well, knee-high to my parents.
This Puck was a short, gruff, hot-tempered, former mercenary with a heart of gold.
Puck is a trickster, a mythological character I've loved since childhood.
www.boldoutlaw.com /puckrobin/puckjour.html   (1932 words)

  
 Regional Folklore and Mythology
Greek Mythology discusses the cosmogony and theogony of the Greeks, the story of the Argonauts, and the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Mythology of Jupiter offers brief versions of myths about the god Jupiter and some of the other characters after which the moons of the planet Jupiter were named.
Dazhdbog in Russian mythology by Sergei Naoumov recounts the tale of the son of the god Perun and the mermaid Ros.
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 Puck - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Puck (computer), in computer science, a pointing device used with a graphics tablet.
A puck, which is often used in engineering applications, is a...
Puck, also known as Robin Goodfellow, is a character in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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  Encyclopedia Mythica: The celestial bodies
In Greek mythology Ananke was the personification of unalterable necessity, or fate.
In Greek mythology Tethys was the personification of the fertile ocean; wife of Oceanus.
In Greek mythology Dysnomia is a daughter of Eris and a daemon of lawlessness.
www.pantheon.org /miscellaneous/celestial_bodies.html   (1607 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Puck (mythology)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puck is a mischievous nature spirit[?] in the archetype of the Horned God.
In Welsh mythology[?], he is known as Pwcca, in Irish mythology as the Pooka, in Norse mythology as Puki, Puks in German.
While Pan is primarily the God of Shepherds, Puck is usually a denizen of the wild woods, and is said to love wild animals, and prone to transmogrification into them.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/pu/Puck_(mythology)   (156 words)

  
 Puck (mythology)
Puck is a mischievous pre-Christian nature spirit, a "woodwose" in the archetype of the Horned God.
In Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill (1906), 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.
However, the Puck who appears in an episode of Neil Gaiman's comic, The Sandman, holds much closer to the idea of Puck as a trickster and maker of mischief.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/pu/puck__mythology_.html   (409 words)

  
 Heeeeeeeeere's Puck!
Puck is a character with quite a history.
The Puck of today is an amalgam of several different fey characters from several different European cultures.
Puck's debut is in the episode "The Mirror," which, as a majority of fans will tell you, is a very enjoyable and magnificently written romp (they'll use those same words, too).
www.angelfire.com /ut/RToons/Puck.html   (445 words)

  
 Article Puck | Luxury Kilts by John Morrison
Since, if you "speak of the Devil" he will appear, Puck's euphemistic "disguised" name is "Robin Goodfellow" or "Hobgoblin," in which "Hob" may substitute for "Rob" or may simply refer to the "goblin of the hearth" or hob.
However, the Puck who appears in Neil Gaiman's comic, The Sandman, holds much closer to the idea of Puck as a trickster and maker of mischief.
Puck amused with the behaviour of the mortal Vogel decided to try playing the role of the straight man for a while, and crafted himself into a man named Owen Burnett.
www.kilt.co.uk /p,puck,page.php   (580 words)

  
 Puck -- A Personal Journey
However, Puck is a trickster, and hence belongs to an archetype that has been a favourite of mine since I was knee-high to a grasshopper (well, knee-high to my parents.
This Puck was a short, gruff, hot-tempered, former mercenary with a heart of gold.
Puck is a trickster, a mythological character I've loved since childhood.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/4198/puckjour.html   (1826 words)

  
 Puck
A puck is a hard rubber disk used in ice hockey, one inch thick (25.4 mm) and 3 inches in diameter (76.2 mm), and weighing between 5.5 to 6 oz (156-170 g).
The jaunty symbol of Puck, cast in zinc (as many inexpensive Civil War monuments were) and gilded, is conceived as a putto in a top hat who admires himself in a hand mirror over the building's Lafayette Street entrance, but over a second entrance he turns his mirror down to reflect the passer-by.
Puck is a town on the south coasts of the Baltic Sea in Eastern Pomerania region, north-western Poland with some 12,000 inhabitants.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /Pu/Puck.html   (2229 words)

  
 TermPapers-TermPapers.com - Archetypes In Mid Summer
Pucks were known as more sinister entities whose deeds ranged from preventing milk from churning and embarrassing old ladies to misleading night travelers.
Puck became another term for the devil by the middle-ages whose description again varied from culture to culture, however, most viewed him as a shapeshifter most often in the form of a horse or Pan-like creature of Greek mythology.
Puck is referred to a mischievous spirit and in his opening monologue describes himself as all the myths have.
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 Definition of Puck (mythology)
However, the Puck who appears in an episode of Neil Gaiman's comic, The Sandman, holds much closer to the idea of Puck as a trickster and maker of mischief.
During the long exile from Avalon, Puck came across Queen Titania in a human guise.
Puck decided to try playing the Straight man for a while, and crafted himself into a man named Owen Burnett.
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 ESPNMAG.com - Answer Guy responds to you: Who came up with "puck"?
He has roots in Norse mythology where he was a demon or malignant spirit who liked to play jokes.
Commonly, the "Puck" was an amoral spirit or imp which played arbitrary tricks on people.
Puck refers to this reputation in Act II scene 1...
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 ESPN.com - Answer Guy responds to you: Who came up with "puck"?
He has roots in Norse mythology where he was a demon or malignant spirit who liked to play jokes.
Commonly, the "Puck" was an amoral spirit or imp which played arbitrary tricks on people.
Puck refers to this reputation in Act II scene 1...
sports.espn.go.com /espn/print?id=1073504&type=story   (311 words)

  
 Puck — Infoplease.com
Puck - Puck Puck was the first new moon discovered by Voyager.
puck, in Germanic mythology - puck puck, in Germanic folklore, generic name for various malevolent spirits.
Puck, in astronomy - Puck Puck, in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of Uranus.
www.infoplease.com /dictionary/brewers/puck.html   (148 words)

  
 Playing Fairy: Puck and Pan Onstage by Kristen McDermott: Summer 2006, Journal of Mythic Arts, Endicott Studio
Puck's pranks center around the home and hearth, country roads and marshes, food and barnyard animals.
For Puck to meddle in the love affairs and petty fantasies of humankind is to be expected, and as such is a comfortingly familiar theme for Shakespeare's working–class audience; for Titania and Oberon to descend to such things is a piece of comic absurdity that Shakespeare's more educated viewers would have appreciated.
Shakespeare's plays revel in the almost frantic sense of variety and change made possible by his new art form — the magical "Wooden O" that could be so many different places at once, peopled by that new breed of artist — the professional actor — who could be anyone or anything at a moment's notice.
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 Shawn's favorite mythology links
Greek Mythology discusses the cosmogony and theogony of the Greeks, the story of the Argonauts, and the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Mythology of Jupiter offers brief versions of myths about the god Jupiter and some of the other characters after which the moons of the planet Jupiter were named.
Dazhdbog in Russian mythology by Sergei Naoumov recounts the tale of the son of the god Perun and the mermaid Ros.
www.fortunecity.com /skyscraper/thrise/430/page3.html   (7714 words)

  
 Midsummer Night's e-paper
Mythology seems to leap out at us with every turn of the page and every break into a new scene.
Even though Puck thinks this arrangement is better then the one Oberon has chosen he must fix the situation so the right boy is in love with the right girl.
By Puck putting an ass’s head on bottom’s, it was a theatrical repetition of mockeries and jokes of the Feast of Fools.
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 Puck - Monstropedia - the largest encyclopedia about monsters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The pagan trickster was reimagined in Old English puca (Christianized as "devil") as a kind of half-tamed woodland Sprite (creature), leading folk astray with echoes and lights in nighttime woodlands (like the French "White Ladies", the Dames Blanches), or coming into the farmstead and souring milk in the churn.
Puck has also been loosely re-imagined in many modern comics, but the house-elf Dobby in J. Rowling's Harry Potter series stays closer to the traditional, house-keeping qualities of Robin Goodfellow.
Depicted as a small fairy-like creature, Puck provided comic relief and teased various characters that appear as allie or foe in the series.
www.monstropedia.org /index.php?title=Puck   (626 words)

  
 disinformation | ploughing the clouds: the search for irish soma
Keightley (1789-1872), an Irish folklorist who lived and published in London, was a friend of that remarkable antiquarian bookseller and author T.
Keightley says the puff-ball [a type of mushroom] is called puckfist or Puck's Fist in English and Cos-a-Phooka or Puck's Foot in Irish.
The author's ability to crossweave history, folklore, mythology, botany, shamanism, geography, and other fields is amazing, but it also means that this book isn't for beginners or people looking for a popularized treatment of mushroom mysticism.
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 Puck
Puck, or Robin Goodfellow, is a character from Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream".
With his flute, made from a willow twig, he accompanies fairies on their moonlight dances.
Article "Puck" created on 03 March 1997; last modified on 18 March 1997 (Revision 2).
www.pantheon.org /articles/p/puck.html   (57 words)

  
 Trickster at AllExperts
In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, human hero or anthropomorphic animal who plays pranks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and norms of behaviour.
In many cultures, (as may be seen in Greek, Norse or Slavic folktales, along with Native American/First Nations lore), the trickster and the culture hero are often combined.
In many Native American and First Nations mythologies, the coyote (Southwestern United States) or raven (Pacific Northwest and coastal British Columbia) stole fire from the gods (stars or sun) and are more tricksters than culture heroes.
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 Midsummer Night's Dream — FactMonster.com
In the meantime King Oberon dispatched Puck to pour some of the juice on the eyes of Demetrius, that he might love Helena, who, Oberon thought refused to requite her love.
Puck, by mistake, anointed the eyes of Lysander with the juice, and the first thing he saw on waking was not Hermia but Helena.
Oberon, being told that Puck had done his bidding, to make all sure, dropped some of the love-juice on the eyes of Demetrius, and the first person he beheld on waking was Hermia looking for Lysander.
www.factmonster.com /dictionary/brewers/midsummer-nights-dream.html   (467 words)

  
 puck - Encyclopedia.com
Puck's earliest investors get steamed as chef remakes menu of companies.
Getting a handle on it: Martin Brodeur and Marty Turco are two of a kind--star goaltenders who shoot and move the puck well.
Puck: it's not luck: Wolfgang Puck puts his personal stamp on two new restaurant ventures.(Interview)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-puck.html   (540 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puck, a character in the Japanese anime/manga Berserk
Puck (goat), a specially captured wild goat crowned "King Puck" at Puck Fair every year in Ireland
Bay of Puck, a shallow western part of the Bay of Gdańsk in the southern Baltic Sea
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 Chef says recipes in his book are something the home cook can do   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After all, it is Wolfgang Puck speaking, the superstar chef who popularized that staple of 1980s California Cuisine, as well as its "Chinois" successor, a smorgasbord of Thai, Japanese and Chinese tastes: a dumpling here, some sashimi there, a seared tuna over there, with some chiles and curries thrown in for good measure.
His Wolfgang Puck Express franchises, featuring Mediterranean-influenced chicken, pasta, panini sandwiches and -- yes -- pizza, are opening in airports and malls around the country, including Monroeville Mall in the spring.
Asked about his own favorite recipes in the book, Puck, of course, demurs, although he proudly mentions that his sachertorte, an Austrian chocolate cake, is based on his mother's recipe and is better than the one created by the Sacher Hotel in Vienna.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05041/455232.stm   (1951 words)

  
 PUCK Articles Puck may refer to:a href="/Puck_%28   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Puck, a character in the Japanese anime/manga Berserk
On an icy surface, a puck, which is made of hard, vulcanized rubber is used.
Instead of a ball, there is a hard, vulcanized rubber disc called as the puck, which is supposed to be hit with the stick towards the goal net.
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 The Pooka
In this film, we learn that sanity, or seeming sanity, isn't always the desired reality, as the cab driver states when Mr Dowd is gone to get an injection to cure him of his delusions, "After this he'll be a perfectly normal human being and you know what stinkers they are".
Mythology can be quite fun and I hope to show that side of it to you all out there.
For a complete listing of article comments, questions, and other discussions related to Linda Casselman's Mythology topic, please visit the Discussions page.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/mythology/24082   (480 words)

  
 Cat Chronicles: Book Two of the Mythosian Chronicles Series
As the recognized creator of Mythos, he is predestined to take the throne and lead this society that combines ancient mythology with futuristic technology.
It looks like you’re the representative of the Far Eastern Mythology.” I argued, “But I can also do telepathy and telekinesis as well.” Puck just held his hands out in a placating gesture.
Now they live again.” Puck added, “And not just the gods, but they will be able to make others like themselves.
www.authorhouse.com /BookStore/ItemDetail~bookid~43320.aspx   (926 words)

  
 CG Jung Page - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Astronomy, Alchemy, and Archetypes (Chapter 3)
However, Puck's dual, mutable nature also suggests that he is more than man or beast: he operates as a counterpart to the Greek god Hermes and the Roman god Mercurius who were messenger of the gods, as Puck is the messenger of Oberon, or Philostrate the messenger of Theseus.
Puck's connection with Hermes, the cave, and the constellation Draco at the intersection of the masculine and feminine planes further typifies Puck's dual nature as trickster and catalyst of transformation.
Puck refers to Bottom as "my mimic" (III.ii.19), and as an actor, Bottom is himself a shape-shifter like Puck, who wishes to play every role available—Pyramus, a lover, a tyrant, 'Ercles, Thisby, the lion (I.ii)—and is as naturally disposed to play them as to play an ass (III.i.115).
www.cgjungpage.org /index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=717   (9950 words)

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