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Welsh Folk Lore

Ymenyn Y Tylwyth Teg Or Fairy Butter
I cannot do better than quote Pennant on this matter....

Satan Frightening A Man For Gathering Nuts On Sunday
The following tale was related to me by the Rev. W. E...

Charms For Warts
1. Drop a pin into a holy well and your warts will d...

Cynon's Ghost
One of the wicked Spirits which plagued the secluded ...

A Charm For The Shingles
This custom (charming for the shingles) was more prev...

Fairy Mothers And Human Midwives
Fairies are represented in Wales as possessing all th...

Lady Jeffrey's Spirit
This lady could not rest in her grave because of her ...

The Fairies Placing Money On The Ground For A Poor Man
The following tale was told me by Thomas Jones, a sma...

The Swallow
The joy with which the first swallow is welcomed is a...

Cock-fighting
Cock-fighting was once common in Wales, and it was sa...





Category: FAIRY TRICKS WITH MORTALS.





Fairy Tricks With Mortals
It was formerly believed in Wales that the Fairies, for a little fun, sportively carried men in mid air from place to place, and, having conveyed them to a strange neighbourhood, left them to return to their homes as best they could...

A Man Carried Through The Air By The Fairies
One Edward Jones, or 'Ned the Jockey,' as he was familiarly called, resided, within the memory of the writer, in one of the roadside cottages a short distance from Llanidloes, on the Newtown road. While returning home late one evenin...

The Elf Dancers Of Cae Caled
Dr. Edward Williams, under the year 1757, writes as follows:-- I am now going to relate a circumstance in this young period of my life which probably will excite an alternate smile and thoughtful reflection, as it has often done i...