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Welsh Folk Lore

Satan Appearing As A Lovely Maiden
The following story I received from the Rev. Owen Jon...

A Raven's Croaking
A raven croaking hoarsely as it flew through the air ...

The Devil's Tree By Eglwys Rhos
At the corner of the first turning after passing the ...

A Cock Crowing In The Night
This, too, was thought to foretell a death, but whose...

A Spirit In Llangerniew Church_ _denbighshire
There was a tradition in this parish that on All-Hall...

Denbighshire Version Of A Fairy Mother And Human Midwife
The following story I received from the lips of David...

A Witch Transformed Into A Hare Injured By One Whom She Tormented
An old woman, thought to be a witch, was said by a ne...

A Horse Witched
Pedws Ffoulk, a supposed witch, was going through a f...

A Witch In The Form Of A Hare Hunted By A Black Greyhound
The writer has heard variants of the following tale i...

A Conjuror And Robbers
A conjuror, or Gwr Cyfarwydd, was travelling over the...





Category: FAIRY MONEY TURNEN TO DROSS.





A Cruel Man And A Fairy Dog
The person from whom the following tale was derived was David Roberts, Tycerrig, Clocaenog, near Ruthin. A Fairy dog lost its master and wandered about here and there seeking him. A farmer saw the dog, and took it home with him, ...

Dick The Fiddler And The Fairy Crown-piece
For the following story I am indebted to my friend, Mr Hamer, who records it in his Parochial account of Llanidloes, published in the Montgomeryshire Collections, vol. x., pp. 252-3-4. Mr Hamer states that the tale was related to h...

The Fairies Rewarding A Woman For Taking Care Of Their Dog
Mention has already been made of Fairy Dogs. It would appear that now and again these dogs, just like any other dogs, strayed from home; but the Fairies were fond of their pets, and when lost, sought for them, and rewarded those mo...

Fairy Money Turned To Dross
Fairies' treasure was of uncertain value, and depended for its very existence on Fairy intentions. Often and again, when they had lavishly bestowed money on this or that person, it was discovered to be only leaves or some equally w...