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Welsh Folk Lore

Eagle
Persons who had eaten eagle's flesh had power to cure e...

Clefyd Yr Ede Wlan Or Yarn Sickness
About twenty years ago, when the writer was curate of...

Llandegla Spirit
The tale of this Spirit was given me by Mr. Roberts, ...

Mermaids And Mermen
It is said that these fabulous beings frequented the ...

Ymenyn Y Tylwyth Teg Or Fairy Butter
I cannot do better than quote Pennant on this matter....

Toothache Charms
By repeating the following doggerel lines the worst c...

The Elf Dancers Of Cae Caled
Dr. Edward Williams, under the year 1757, writes as f...

Cat
The cat was thought to be a capital weather glass. I...

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

Testing A Lover's Love By Cracking Of Nuts
This divination is common to many countries, but the ...





Category: FAIRY CHANGELINGS.





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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...