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Welsh Folk Lore

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

The Witches' Revenge On Huw Llwyd
Several months after the occurrence recorded above of...

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

The Dog's Howl
A dog howling on the doorsteps or at the entrance of ...

A Charm For The Shingles
This custom (charming for the shingles) was more prev...

Charms For Quinsy
Apply to the throat hair cut at midnight from the bla...

Ysbryd Ystrad Fawr
Yr oedd Ysbryd yn Ystrad Fawr, ger Llangwm, yn arfer ...

The Snowdon Version
The following tale is taken from Y Gordofigion, p. 98...

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

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





Category: NAMES GIVEN TO THE FAIRIES.





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...

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...

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...