Answer: Stingy Jack
More information: Jack-O'-lantern originated from an Irish myth of "Stingy Jack". Legend has it that "Stingy Jack" was the nickname of a man who after his death, was denied entrance to neither Heaven nor Hell. Jack was driven into the gloomy night. In order to brighten up his way, Jack was given a lump of burning coal, which he placed into a carved turnip.