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Welsh Folk Lore

Hairs Of A Lover Found Under A Holly Tree
This test is to be carried out on All Hallow Eve. Th...

Charm Against Foot And Mouth Disease
The cattle on a certain farm in Llansilin parish suff...

Spirit Laying
It must have been a consolation to those who believed...

Missing A Butt
Should a farmer in sowing wheat, or other kind of cor...

Informing Bees Of A Death In A Family
Formerly it was the custom to tell the bees of a deat...

The Conjuror And The Cattle
R. H., a farmer in Llansilin parish, who lost several...

The Candle And Pin Divination
The process is as follows:--A couple of young women m...

Spiritualism
The next subject I shall treat of is curious, and par...

Charm For Removing A Stye From The Eye
Take an ordinary knitting needle, and pass it back an...

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





Category: MEN CAPTURED BY FAIRIES.





A Bryneglwys Man Inveigled By The Fairies
Two waggoners were sent from Bryneglwys for coals to the works over the hill beyond Minera. On their way they came upon a company of Fairies dancing with all their might. The men stopped to witness their movements, and the Fairies...

Men Captured By Fairies
In the preceding legends, we have accounts of men capturing female Fairies, and marrying them. It would be strange if the kidnapping were confined to one of the two races, but Folk-Lore tells us that the Fair Family were not innoce...

The Cambro-briton Version Of The Myddvai Legend
A man, who lived in the farm-house called Esgair-llaethdy, in the parish of Myddvai, in Carmarthenshire, having bought some lambs in a neighbouring fair, led them to graze near Llyn y Van Vach, on the Black Mountains. Whenever he v...

Elidorus And The Fairies
A short time before our days, a circumstance worthy of note occurred in these parts, which Elidorus, a priest, most strenuously affirmed had befallen to himself. When a youth of twelve years, and learning his letters, since, as So...

A Young Man Marries A Fairy Lady In Fairy Land And Brings Her To Live With Him Among His Own People
Once on a time a shepherd boy had gone up the mountain. That day, like many a day before and after, was exceedingly misty. Now, though he was well acquainted with the place, he lost his way, and walked backwards and forwards for m...

The Son Of Llech Y Derwydd And The Fairies
The son of Llech y Derwydd was the only son of his parents and heir to the farm. He was very dear to his father and mother, yea, he was as the very light of their eyes. The son and the head servant man were bosom friends, they wer...

Story Of A Man Who Spent Twelve Months In Fairyland
In Mathavarn, in the parish of Llanwrin, and the Cantrev of Cyveilioc, there is a wood which is called Ffridd yr Ywen (the Forest of the Yew); it is supposed to be so called because there is a yew tree growing in the very middle of ...

A Man Who Spent Twelve Months And A Day With The Fairies
A young man, a farm labourer, and his sweetheart were sauntering along one evening in an unfrequented part of the mountain, when there appeared suddenly before them two Fairies, who proceeded to make a circle. This being done, a la...