Is it named specifically after Puck (mythology) or Puck (Shakespeare)? -- Tarquin —Preceding undated comment added 10:53, 24 August 2002 (UTC).
- Puck of mythology and Puck of Shakespeare are the same, "an evil, or malicious spirit or demon" says the OED. According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Shakes toned him down a bit, but didn't demythologize him. In Midsummer Night's Dream he is described as "rough, knurly limbed, faun-faced, and shock-pated, a very Shetlander among the gossamer-winged fairies" Ortolan88 —Preceding undated comment added 12:06, 24 August 2002 (UTC).
- Whichever, I thought it might be nice to mention that in this article. -- Tarquin —Preceding undated comment added 14:33, 24 August 2002 (UTC).
- It was definitely Shakespeare because all the moons of Uranus are named after characters in Shakespeare or Pope. The Singing Badger 22:30, 3 September 2004 (UTC)
Year of discovery
In the table wrriten "Divcovered in: 1985" and in the article "It was discovered by Voyager 2 in 1986". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:46, 3 September 2004
Adjectival form, anyone? The only thing I can find in English is 'Puckish', which isn't exactly appropriate for our purposes (the Puckish surface??). The original word is Puca, if that helps, and it is still pronounced pook in some areas. kwami 07:13, 30 June 2005 (UTC)
Irregular or oblate spheroid?
I see that many websites say that Puck is irregular, but the map of Puck makes it look more like an oblate spheroid to me. Does anyone agree with me? Kamope 01:10, 23 December 2006 (UTC)
- It happens to have approximately similar dimensions in orthogonal directions, but is much too small to have collapsed to an equlibrium spheroid. Kind of like in a sack of potatoes, you might get a few which are fairly close to being some kind of spheroid by chance. Deuar 19:03, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Puck was the biggest moon discovered by voyager —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk)
Origin of name
Puck is a character from Shakespeare (as well as being folkloric, yes). Given the theme naming of Uranian moons, it'd seem we should mention A Midsummer Night's Dream, not the sources Shakespeare used. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:08, 18 February 2011 (UTC)