Seen in Germanic Lore The Skrat was an Impish-Cretaure, best known for His (or Her) ability to remove everyday (common) Household items. These could be buttons, needles, coins just about anything that ''attracted'' their eye. They are more mischievous than harmful. In some versions of The Skrat, they can also assume the guise of Farm Animals. They are seen as good luck to some.