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Welsh Folk Lore

A Harper And The Fairies
There once lived in a remote part of Denbighshire, ca...

Fairy Illusions
Ryw dro yr oedd brodor o Nefyn yn dyfod adref o ffair...

Ghosts Or Spirits
Ghosts, or Spirits, were supposed to be the shades of...

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

Tale Of A Corpse Candle
My informant told me that one John Roberts, Felin-y-W...

Fairy Mothers And Human Midwives
Fairies are represented in Wales as possessing all th...

Apparitions Of The Devil
To accomplish his nefarious designs the Evil Spirit a...

The Jackdaw
This bird is considered sacred, because it frequents ...

The Magpie
The magpie was considered a bird of ill-omen. No one l...

Fairy Riches And Gifts
The riches of the Fairies are often mentioned by the ...





Category: FAIRY CHANGELINGS.





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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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....