Phooka

Sci fi/Fantasy image by

Nell McKellar

An older painting. Here is a Phooka looking for its next victim. 'The Phooka is an Irish goblin with a variety of rough beast-like forms. He appears sometimes as a dog or a horse, or even a bull, but he is generally jet-black with blazing eyes. As a seemingly friendly, shaggy, sway-backed pony Phooka offers the unwary traveller a welcome lift; but once astride he is taken for a wild and terrifying gallop across the wettest and most thorny country, eventually to be dumped headlong into the mire or deposited in a ditch. The chuckle is that of the Phooka as he gallops away.' From Brian Froud and Alan Lee's 'Faeries.' **Contact me if you are interested in prints.


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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