- "In the Country of the Gillikins, which is at the North of the magical Land of Oz, lived a youth called Tip. There was more to his name than that, for old Witch Mombi often declared that his whole name was Tippetarius; but no one was expected to say such a long word when "Tip" would do just as well. "
- ―The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904)
Gillikins are the native Ozian citizens who live in the magical Land of Oz and inhabited Oz's northern quadrant called Gillikin Country. The Gillikins prefer the color purple in their landscape, clothing and general surroundings as purple is the Gillikin mascot color that represents them and their land on Oz's official map and flag. Locasta Tattypoo, aka the Good Witch of the North is the official ruler of the Gillikins after overthrowing the old Wicked Witch of the North named Mombi.
- In the country of the Gillikins, the grass that grows there is said to be purple.