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The Fairy Cow


Source: Welsh Folk-lore

There are many traditions afloat about a wonderful cow, that supplied
whole neighbourhoods with milk, which ceased when wantonly wasted. In
some parts of England this is called the Dun Cow; in Shropshire she
becomes also the White Cow; in Wales she is, Y Fuwch Frech, or Y
Fuwch Gyfeiliorn. This mystic cow has found a home in many places. One
of these is the wild mountain land between Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr and a
hamlet called Clawdd Newydd about four miles from Ruthin. About midway
between these two places is a bridge called Pontpetrual, and about half a
mile from the bridge to the north is a small mountain farm called Cefn
Bannog, and near this farm, but on the unenclosed mountain, are traces
of primitive abodes, and it was here that, tradition says, the Fuwch
Frech had her home. But I will now give the history of this strange cow
as I heard it from the mouth of Thomas Jones, Cefn Bannog.

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