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Welsh Folk Lore

_ Goose Flying Over A House
This unusual occurrence prognosticated a death in tha...

The Gloddaeth Ghost
The following tale was told the Rev. Owen Jones, Pent...

Whooping Cough Charm
Children suffering from whooping cough were taken to ...

Charm For Removing The Ringworm
1. Spit on the ground the first thing in the morning...

The Owl
This bird's dismal and persistent screeching near an ...

Heather
Should any person bring heather into a house, he brou...

A Spiritualistic Story From Wales
In an article relating to spiritualism in the Februar...

A Man Carried Through The Air By The Fairies
One Edward Jones, or 'Ned the Jockey,' as he was famili...

A Charm For Stopping Bleeding
Mrs. Reynolds, whom I have already mentioned in conne...

The Nanhwynan Version
Once on a time, when a midwife from Nanhwynan had newly...





Category: BIRDS AND BEASTS.





The Wren
The Wren's life is sacred, excepting at one time of the year, for should anyone take this wee birdie's life away, upon him some mishap will fall. The wren is classed with the Robin:-- The robin and the wren Are God's cock...

Crane
The crane is often mistaken for the heron. When the crane flies against the stream, she asks for rain, when with the stream she asks for fair weather. This bird is said to be thin when the moon wanes, and fat at the waxing of th...

The Cuckoo Y Gog
The cuckoo is a sacred bird. It is safe from the gamekeeper's gun. Its advent is welcomed with pleasure. Have you heard the cuckoo? is a question put by the fortunate person who first hears its notes to every person he meets. Wh...

Bees In A Roof
It was thought lucky when bees made their home in the roof, or indeed in any part of a house, and this they could easily do when houses were thatched with straw. Many a swarm of bees found shelter in the roofs of ancient churches, ...

It Is Considered Unlucky For Bees To Fly Away From Their Owner
As the coming of a strange swarm of bees is indicative of good luck to the person to whom they come, so the decamping of a swarm shows that misfortune is about to visit the person whom they leave. ...

Moles
Moles are said to have no eyes. If mole hills move there will be a thaw. By the moving of mole hills is meant bits of earth tumbling off the mound. A labourer in Llanmerewig parish, Montgomeryshire, called my attention to this fac...

Informing Bees Of A Death In A Family
Formerly it was the custom to tell the bees of a death in the family. The head of the house whispered the news to the bees in the hive. If this were neglected, it was thought that another death would soon follow the previous one. ...

Birds Singing Before February
Should the feathered songsters sing before February it is a sign of hard, ungenial weather. This applies particularly to the blackbird and throstle. The following lines embody this faith:-- Os can yr adar cyn Chwefror, hwy g...

The Crow
The crow figures much in Welsh folk-lore. In many ways he is made to resemble the magpie; thus, when one crow or one magpie was seen, it was thought to foretell misfortune, as implied by the saying:-- Un fran ddu, Lwc dd...

The Goat Sucker
A curious notion prevailed respecting this bird, arrived at, presumably, in consequence of its peculiar name--the goat sucker--viz., that it lives on the milk of the goat, which it obtains by sucking the teats of that animal. ...