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Welsh Folk Lore

Fairy Hammer And Fairy Or Elf Stones
Stone hammers of small size have been ascribed to the...

Pigeon
If the sick asks for a pigeon pie, or the flesh of a ...

A Charm For The Shingles
This custom (charming for the shingles) was more prev...

The Pentrevoelas Legend
I am indebted to the Rev. Owen Jones, Vicar of Pentre...

Gwyddelwern Version
The following tale was told by Mr. Evan Roberts, Ffri...

Thirteen At A Table
Should thirteen sit at a table it was believed that t...

The Gore Goch Changeling Legend
The tale rendered into English is as follows:--There ...

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

The Egg Shell Pottage
In the parish of Treveglwys, near Llanidloes, in the ...

Swyno'r 'ryri (charming The Shingles)
The shingles is a skin disease, which encircles the b...





Category: FAIRY DANCES.





A Man Dancing With The Fairies For Three Days
Y mae chwedl go debyg am le o'r enw Llyn-y-Ffynonau. Yr oedd yno rasio a dawnsio, a thelynio a ffidlo enbydus, a gwas o Gelli Ffrydau a'i ddau gi yn eu canol yn neidio ac yn prancio mor sionc a neb. Buont wrthi hi felly am dridiau...

The Fairies Threw Dust Into A Man's Eyes Who Saw Them Dance
This tale is taken from Cymru Fu, p. 176, and is from the pen of Glasynys. I give it in English. William Ellis, of Cilwern, was once fishing in Llyn Cwm Silin on a dark cloudy day, when he observed close by, in the rushes, a grea...

A Harper And The Fairies
There once lived in a remote part of Denbighshire, called Hafod Elwy, an old harper, named Shon Robert, who used to be invited to parties to play for the dancers, or to accompany the singers. One evening he went to Llechwedd Llyfn,...

Fairies Working For Men
It was once thought that kind Fairies took compassion on good folk, who were unable to accomplish in due time their undertakings, and finished in the night these works for them; and it was always observed that the Fairy workman exce...

Fairy Dances
The one occupation of the Fairy folk celebrated in song and prose was dancing. Their green rings, circular or ovoidal in form, abounded in all parts of the country, and it was in these circles they were said to dance through the li...

A Man Who Found Himself On A Heap Of Ferns After Joining In A Fairy Dance
A man who went to witness a Fairy dance was invited to join them. He did so, and all night long he greatly enjoyed himself. At the break of day the company broke up, and the Fairies took their companion with them. The man found hi...

A Three Hours Fairy Dance Seeming As A Few Minutes
The Rev. R. Jones's mother, when a young unmarried woman, started one evening from a house called Tyddyn Heilyn, Penrhyndeudraeth, to her home, Penrhyn isaf, accompanied by their servant man, David Williams, called on account of his...