Category: FAIRY MEN CAPTURED.
The Snowdon Version
The following tale is taken from Y Gordofigion, p. 98:--
Aeth trigolion ardaloedd cylchynol y Wyddfa un tro i hela pryf llwyd.
Methasant a chael golwg ar yr un y diwrnod cyntaf; ond cynllwynasant am
un erbyn trannoeth, trwy osod s...
Names Of Things Attributed To The Fairies
Many small stone utensils found in the ground, the use, or the origin, of
which was unknown to the finders, were formerly attributed to the
Fairies. Thus, flint arrow-heads were called elf shots, from the belief
that they once belo...
Fairy Hammer And Fairy Or Elf Stones
Stone hammers of small size have been ascribed to the Fairies, and an
intelligent Welsh miner once told the writer that he had himself seen, in
a very ancient diminutive mine level, stone hammers which, he said, had
once belonged to...
The small spindle whorls which belong to the stone age, and which have
been discovered in the circular huts, called Cyttiau'r Gwyddelod, which
are the earliest remains of human abodes in Wales, are by the people
called Fairy Whetsto...
Ymenyn Y Tylwyth Teg Or Fairy Butter
I cannot do better than quote Pennant on this matter. His words are:--
Petroleum, rock oil, or what the Welsh call it, Ymenin tylwyth
teg, or Fairies' butter, has been found in the lime stone strata in
our mineral cou...
Ryw dro yr oedd brodor o Nefyn yn dyfod adref o ffair Pwllheli, ac wrth
yr Efail Newydd gwelai Inn fawreddog, a chan ei fod yn gwybod nad oedd
yr un gwesty i fod yno, gofynodd i un o'r gweision os oedd ganddynt
ystabl iddo roddi ei ...
The following tale was told by Mr. Evan Roberts, Ffridd Agored, a farmer
in the parish of Llanfwrog. Roberts heard the story when he was a youth
in the parish of Gwyddelwern. It is as follows:--
A man went from his house for pea...
Fairies In Markets And Fairs
It was once firmly believed by the Welsh that the Fairy Tribe visited
markets and fairs, and that their presence made business brisk. If there
was a buzz in the market place, it was thought that the sound was made by
the Fairies, a...
Fairy Knockers Or Coblynau
The Coblynau or Knockers were supposed to be a species of Fairies who
had their abode in the rocks, and whose province it was to indicate by
knocks, and other sounds, the presence of ore in mines.
It would seem that many people ha...
Fairy Men Captured
There are many tales current of wee Fairy men having been captured.
These tales are, however, evidently variants of the same story. The
dwarfs are generally spoken of as having been caught by a trapper in his
net, or bag, and the h...