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Welsh Folk Lore

A Cruel Man And A Fairy Dog
The person from whom the following tale was derived w...

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

Fairy Changelings
It was firmly believed, at one time, in Wales, that t...

The Gloddaeth Ghost
The following tale was told the Rev. Owen Jones, Pent...

The Cock
Caesar, Bk. v., c.12, tells us that the Celtic nation...

Satan Appearing As A Lovely Maiden
The following story I received from the Rev. Owen Jon...

Satan And Churches
The traditional stories that are still extant respect...

The Cuckoo Y Gog
The cuckoo is a sacred bird. It is safe from the gam...

Gwrach Y Rhibyn Or Hag Of The Mist
Another supernatural being associated with water was ...

The Bee
The little busy bee has been from times of old an obj...





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...

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...

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...

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...