yeck

North American - A mischievous spirit. This demon has the strength to lift mountains and delights in leading travellers astray. It can take any shape and sometimes appears as a small animal wearing a white cap. If anyone can get this cap and place it under a millstone, he can require the yeck to do his bidding since, although the yeck can lift a mountain, he cannot lift a millstone without getting his fingers pinched. In some lore, occasionally called yeck, yech, yech, yeksh or yeksh.

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