Category: DEATH PORTENTS.
Hen Laying Two Eggs In The Same Day
Should a hen lay two eggs in the same day, it was considered a sign of
death. I have been told that a hen belonging to a person who lived in
Henllan, near Denbigh, laid an egg early in the morning, and another
about seven o'clock p...
Stopping Of A Clock
The unaccountable stopping of the kitchen clock generally created a
consternation in a family, for it was supposed to foretell the death of
one of the family.
Should any person bring heather into a house, he brought death to one or
other of the family by so doing.
The Corpse Bird Or Deryn Corph
This was a bird that came flapping its wings against the window of the
room in which lay a sick person, and this visit was considered a certain
omen of that person's death. The bird not only fluttered about the
lighted window, but ...
Missing A Butt
Should a farmer in sowing wheat, or other kind of corn, or potatoes, or
turnips, miss a row or butt, it was a token of death.
Goose Or Hen Laying A Small Egg
This event also was thought to be a very bad omen, if not a sign of
This bird's dismal and persistent screeching near an abode also foretold
the death of an inmate of that house.
This is a sound, like the ticking of a watch, made by a small insect. It
is considered a sign of death, and hence its name, Death Watch.
A working man's wife, whose uncle was ill in bed, told the writer, that
she had no hopes of ...
Another Tale Of A Doctor
I received the following tale from the Rev. Philip Edwards, formerly
curate at Selattyn, near Oswestry:--
There was, or perhaps is--for my informant says he believes the lady is
still alive--in a place called Swyddffynnon, Cardiga...
Spectral Funerals Or Drychiolaeth
This was a kind of shadowy funeral which foretold the real one. In South
Wales it goes by the name toilu, toili, or y teulu (the family)
anghladd, unburied; in Montgomeryshire it is called Drychiolaeth,
I cannot do bett...