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Welsh Folk Lore

Fairy Dances
The one occupation of the Fairy folk celebrated in so...

Spectral Funerals Or Drychiolaeth
This was a kind of shadowy funeral which foretold the...

The Jackdaw
This bird is considered sacred, because it frequents ...

Another Version Of The Gors Goch Legend
When the people of the Gors Goch one evening had gone...

The Charms Performed With Rosemary
Rosemary dried in the sun and made into powder, tied ...

Death Watch
This is a sound, like the ticking of a watch, made by...

Stolen Bees
It was believed that stolen bees would not make honey...

Story Of A Man Who Spent Twelve Months In Fairyland
In Mathavarn, in the parish of Llanwrin, and the Cant...

Rhamanta Or Omen Seeking
Rhamanta was a kind of divination that could be resorte...

Charm To Make A Servant Reliable
Y neb a fyno gael ei weinidog yn gywir, doded beth o'...





Category: FAIRY MONEY TURNEN TO DROSS.





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...

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...

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...

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, ...