Category: FAIRY MEN CAPTURED.
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...
The Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd Version
Mr. Evan Davies, carpenter, Bryn Llan, Efenechtyd, told the writer that
Robert Jones, innkeeper, in the same parish, told him the following tale,
mentioning at the same time the man who figures in the narrative, whose
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 ...
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...
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...
Cetyn y Tylwyth Teg, or Fairy Pipes, are small clay pipes, with bowls
that will barely admit the tip of the little finger. They are found in
many places, generally with the stem broken off, though usually the bowl
Yr Ellyll Dan Or Goblin Fire
The Rev. T. H. Evans, in his History of the Parish of Llanwddyn, states
that in that parish Will of the Wisp is called Yr Ellyll Dan. This
is indeed the common name for the Ignis fatuus in most, if not in all
parts of Wales, but in...
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...
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...
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...