Púca . . .
Púca . . .
Púca in Irish is an Irish folklore shape shifting creature. The púca has the power of human speech, and has been known to give advice and lead people away from harm. Considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune, they could either help or hinder rural communities
An example of the púca as a benevolent or protective entity comes in tales where the creature intervenes before a terrible accident or before the person is about to happen upon a malevolent fairy or spirit. In several of the regional variants of the stories where the púca is acting as a guardian, the púca identifies itself to the bewildered human. This is particularly noteworthy as it is in contrast to the lore of many other folkloric beings, who guard their identities or names from humans
I have been blessed to travel to the Ireland home of the late artist David Lang on numerous locations. During our last trip, this magnificent horse kept appearing at different locations, mysterious and insistent.
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