Usage Baltic Mythology
Other Forms FormsPuschkait
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Contributor Contrib.Frollein Gladys on 5/20/2014
Old Prussian god of the earth.His name is said to be derived from Old Prussian peuse (compare Lithuanian pušis), meaning "pine tree".His servants were the so-called Barstucke or Barstukken, the "little people", akin to the English "wights". Puschkayts would send these servants to sick and ailing people, and if the Barstukken took a liking to them, they would attend to them and nurse them back to health.