Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright James Matthew Barrie.Peter is a free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up. He spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Indians, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.The character is an exaggerated stereotype of a boastful and careless boy. He claims greatness, even when such claims are questionable (such as congratulating himself when Wendy re-attaches his shadow). He can also symbolize the selfishness of childhood, and is portrayed as being forgetful and self-centered.Peter Pan is a cultural icon. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works.