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Pooka


An Irish demon that tends to manifest as an evil-looking goat or (more recently) as a small black horse tht entices people to ride on its back and then throws itself and its rider into a lake or river, where the rider always drowns. There are also reports of pookas appearing as menacing-looking black dogs, which tend to attack lonely travelers at crossroads in the middle of the night. Pookas can sometimes be merely mishievous-misleading or frightening travelers-but are more often deadly.

A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane

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2010-03-19 [Thunder_Silence]: I thought that they were generally considered to be benevolent? (Please excuse my ignorance. I suppose Wikipedia lies more than I'd like to admit.)

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