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Welsh Folk Lore

Pigeon
If the sick asks for a pigeon pie, or the flesh of a ...

Rosemary Charm For Toothache
Llosg ei bren (Rhosmari) hyd oni bo yn lo du, ac yna ...

David Salisbury's Ghost
I will quote from Bye-Gones, vol. iii., p. 211, an ac...

A Man Who Spent Twelve Months And A Day With The Fairies
A young man, a farm labourer, and his sweetheart were...

The Fairies Threw Dust Into A Man's Eyes Who Saw Them Dance
This tale is taken from Cymru Fu, p. 176, and is from...

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

A Witch Who Was Refused A Goose And Her Revenge
A witch called at a farm when they were feathering ge...

The Legend Of Llyn Y Ddau Ychain
The speckled cow had two calves, which, when they gre...

Fairy Pipes
Cetyn y Tylwyth Teg, or Fairy Pipes, are small clay p...

The Swan
The eggs of the swan are hatched by thunder and light...





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...