In the high fantasy novel The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison one of the many kingdoms are the Foliot Islands. The leader of these people is the Red Foliot.
What kind of creature is a foliot? From what I have been able to research, they are some sort of genii or protector spirit, but I haven't been able to learn much about these creatures.
I know that countries have quite "childish" names in The Worm Ouroboros, since Eddison composed this work with some characters and names he created when he was 9 years old, and in spite of the countries being named "Demonland", "Goblinland" or "Witchland" its inhabitants are not really demons, traditional goblins, etc. So, more that what they are in Edisson's work I what to know what is the creature that inspired this race or kingdom in The Worm Ouroboros.