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Welsh Folk Lore

The Magpie
The magpie was considered a bird of ill-omen. No one l...

Tit Major Or Sawyer
The Rev. E. V. Owen, Vicar of Llwydiarth, Montgomerys...

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

Birds And Beasts
Folk-lore respecting animals is common in Wales. It ha...

Thirteen At A Table
Should thirteen sit at a table it was believed that t...

The Bible And Key Divination
A key is taken, and placed on the 16th verse of the 1...

The Goose
Should a goose lay a soft egg, a small egg, or two eg...

The Nanhwynan Version
Once on a time, when a midwife from Nanhwynan had newly...

Witches Punished
A neighbour, who does not wish to have his name recor...

Ass
The stripe over the shoulders of the ass is said to h...





Category: NAMES GIVEN TO THE FAIRIES.





Gwyll
According to Richards, and Dr. Owen Pughe, is a Fairy, a goblin, etc. The plural of Gwyll would be Gwylliaid, or Gwyllion, but this latter word Dr. Pughe defines as ghosts, hobgoblins, etc. Formerly, there was in Merionethshire a re...

Coblynau Or Knockers
have been described as a species of Fairies, whose abode was within the rocks, and whose province it was to indicate to the miners by the process of knocking, etc., the presence of rich lodes of lead or other metals in this or that di...

Annwn_ Or Annwfn
is defined in Canon Silvan Evans's Dictionary as an abyss, Hades, etc. Plant Annwn, therefore, means children of the lower regions. It is a name derived from the supposed place of abode--the bowels of the earth--of the Fairies. Gw...

Origin Of The Fairies
The Fairy tales that abound in the Principality have much in common with like legends in other countries. This points to a common origin of all such tales. There is a real and unreal, a mythical and a material aspect to Fairy Folk-L...

Names Given To The Fairies
The Fairies have, in Wales, at least three common and distinctive names, as well as others that are not nowadays used. The first and most general name given to the Fairies is Y Tylwyth Teg, or, the Fair Tribe, an expressive and desc...