A guy is walking past a high, solid wooden fence at the insane asylum and he hears all the residents inside chanting, "Thirteen! Thirteen! Thirteen!" He continues walking along the long fence, but, being a curious person, he can't help but won... Read more of Asylum fence at Free Jokes.caInformational Site Network Informational
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Welsh Folk Lore

Rhaffau'r Tylwyth Teg Or The Ropes Of The Fairies
Professor Rhys, in his Welsh Fairy Tales--Y Cymmrodor...

Fairies In Markets And Fairs
It was once firmly believed by the Welsh that the Fai...

Charms For Quinsy
Apply to the throat hair cut at midnight from the bla...

Putting Bees In Mourning
This is done after a death in a family, and the bees ...

The Crow
The crow figures much in Welsh folk-lore. In many wa...

Charm For Cocks About To Fight
The charm consisted of a verse taken from the Bible, ...

A White Cock
A white cock was looked upon as an unlucky bird, thus...

Charm Against Foot And Mouth Disease
The cattle on a certain farm in Llansilin parish suff...

Fairy Pipes
Cetyn y Tylwyth Teg, or Fairy Pipes, are small clay p...

Mice
A mouse nibbling clothes was a sign of disaster, if n...





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. ...

Heather
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 death. ...

The Owl
This bird's dismal and persistent screeching near an abode also foretold the death of an inmate of that house. ...

Death Watch
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, spectre. I cannot do bett...