The Cornish Piskey
Cornwall is rich in folklore. Tales of piskies, fairies, giants and mermaids form a major part of the unique experience that is Cornwall.
The Cornish Piskey was a figment of the imagination of the superstitious Cornish people in centuries past. Believing in the 'spriggans' (little people) who could play tricks, cast spells, steal babies, etc., the Cornish folk would respect their presence and be careful not to do anything to disturb them. The piskey was a mischievous little creature, always laughing at someone or some thing, and ready to play tricks on folk who walked home across a misty moor or along a lonely cliff path. Piskies are considered to be a lucky charm, if you respect them, they will bring you good luck.