pooka

noun
poo·​ka
variants: or less commonly phooka \ˈpükə \
plural -s

Definition of pooka 

: a mischievous or malignant goblin or specter held in Irish folklore to appear in the form of a horse and to haunt bogs and marshes

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History and Etymology for pooka

Irish Gaelic pūca, perhaps from Old English, puck

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