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Welsh Folk Lore

The Washing Test
Another well-known and often practised form of divina...

A Hare Crossing The Road
Mr. Jones said that when he was a lad, he and his mot...

Spider
The long-legged spider, or, as it is generally called...

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

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

A Spirit Leaving And Re-entering The Body
A man was in love with two young girls, and they were...

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

A Doctor Called From His Bed By A Voice
Mr. Hugh Lloyd, Llanfihangel-Glyn-Myfyr, who received...

A Man Carried Through The Air By The Fairies
One Edward Jones, or 'Ned the Jockey,' as he was famili...

Caellwyngrydd Spirit
This was a dangerous Spirit. People passing along th...





Category: NAMES GIVEN TO THE FAIRIES.





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...

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...

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...

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...