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Welsh Folk Lore

Testing A Lover's Love By Cracking Of Nuts
This divination is common to many countries, but the ...

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

Charm For Fits
A ring made out of the offertory money was a cure for...

Flying Serpents
The traditional origin of these imaginary creatures w...

Tolaethdeath Rapping Or Knocking
The death rappings are said to be heard in carpenters...

The Owl
The hooting of an owl about a house was considered a ...

Clefyd Yr Ede Wlan Or Yarn Sickness
About twenty years ago, when the writer was curate of...

The Fairy Cow
There are many traditions afloat about a wonderful co...

Birds Flocking In Early Autumn
When birds gather themselves together and form flocks...

A Three Hours Fairy Dance Seeming As A Few Minutes
The Rev. R. Jones's mother, when a young unmarried wo...





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, ...