A character whose escapades and pranks are the subject of the Flemish ballad Pierlala, probably seventeenth century. At the end of the ballad he repents and offers a moral for the audience. Pierlala is comparable to German hero Till Eulenspiegel of the sixteenth century.
- Leach, Maria, ed. (1984). Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: HarperCollins.