In Leinster, it was always the, not a pooka, that we heard named.
And Fergus knew it was the pooka, the wild horse of the mountains.
"And if the pooka himself is a timid little fellow we might take the fierce horse from him," said Flann.
That night Morag and Flann talked about the pooka and his fierce horse.
"I couldn't wish a better welcome," said the pooka, as he came over near the fire and sat down on his haunches.
Now we must stand between the house and the mound, and wait till the pooka rides by.
As they went by the mound the Bull charged down and its horns tossed the tail of the pooka's horse.
But the Bull and the man got through the wood and again they began to gain on the pooka's horse.
After November Eve the blackberries are no longer wholesome, for the pooka has spoiled them.
All these names imply that the pooka has something to do with this poisonous fungus.