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Welsh Folk Lore

The Corpse Candle--canwyll Corph
The corpse candle, or canwyll corph, was a light like...

Charm For Asthma
Place the Bible for three successive nights under the...

Satan Outwitted
In the preceding tales the Evil One is depicted as an...

A Witch Who Turned A Blue Dye Into A Red Dye
An old hag went to a small farmhouse in Clocaenog par...

Music And Bird Singing Heard Before Death
The writer, both in Denbighshire and Carnarvonshire, ...

Spiritualism
The next subject I shall treat of is curious, and par...

Annwn_ Or Annwfn
is defined in Canon Silvan Evans's Dictionary as an a...

Satan Playing Cards At A Merry Meeting
It was formerly a general custom in Wales for young l...

Missing A Butt
Should a farmer in sowing wheat, or other kind of cor...

A Man Changed Into A Horse
Mr. Williams writes of the same servant man who figur...





Category: FAIRY CHANGELINGS.





Corwrion Changeling Legend
Once on a time, in the fourteenth century, the wife of a man at Corwrion had twins, and she complained one day to the witch who lived close by, at Tyddyn y Barcut, that the children were not getting on, but that they were always cry...

A Boy Taken To Fairy Land
Mrs. Morris, of Cwm Vicarage, near Rhyl, told the writer the following story. She stated that she had heard it related in her family that one of their people had in childhood been induced by the Fairies to follow them to their coun...

Llanfwrog Changeling Legend
A mother took her child to the gleaning field, and left it sleeping under the sheaves of wheat whilst she was busily engaged gleaning. The Fairies came to the field and carried off her pretty baby, leaving in its place one of their...

The Gore Goch Changeling Legend
The tale rendered into English is as follows:--There was once a happy family living in a place called Gors Goch. One night, as usual, they went to bed, but they could not sleep a single wink, because of the noise outside the house....

Another Version Of The Gors Goch Legend
When the people of the Gors Goch one evening had gone to bed, lo! they heard a great row and disturbance around the house. One could not at all comprehend what it might be that made a noise that time of night. Both the husband and...

Fairy Changelings
It was firmly believed, at one time, in Wales, that the Fairies exchanged their own weakly or deformed offspring for the strong children of mortals. The child supposed to have been left by the Fairies in the cradle, or elsewhere, w...

The Egg Shell Pottage
In the parish of Treveglwys, near Llanidloes, in the county of Montgomery, there is a little shepherd's cot, that is commonly called Twt y Cwmrws (the place of strife) on account of the extraordinary strife that has been there. The...