The grandmother spirit, who is said to inhabit a dark spot, the Coal-sack, in the Milky Way. She may come to the aid of a medicine man to operate on his patient. Puckowe has the power to return the spirit of a departed back into the body, and will ever be ready to prevent a person's death until it is the will of the departed spirits that he or she shall join them.
- Coleman, J. A. (1997). The Dictionary of Mythology. London: Arcturus Publishing Limited.
- Smith, W. Ramsey. (1932). Myths and legends of the Australian Aboriginals. New York: Farrar & Rinehart Publishers, pp. 184, 208.