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Welsh Folk Lore

Fairy Treasures Seen By A Man Near Ogwen Lake
Another tale, similar to the preceding one, is told b...

Satan Snatching A Man Up Into The Air
It would appear that poor Bob was doomed to a sad end...

A Conjuror's Collusion Exposed
This man's house consisted of but few rooms. Between t...

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

Putting Hens To Sit
Placing the eggs in the nest for hens, geese, and duc...

Cwn Annwn Or Dogs Of The Abyss
The words Cwn Annwn are variously translated as Dogs ...

Cattle Charms
Mr. Hamer in his Parochial Account of Llanidloes publ...

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

Hemp Seed Sowing
A young married woman, a native of Denbighshire, told...

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





Category: SPIRITUALISM.





A Spiritualistic Story From Wales
In an article relating to spiritualism in the February number of the Fortnightly Review, a story was told which is here shortened. The anecdote is given on the authority of a Welsh gentleman named Roberts, who resided at Cheetham, ...

The Apple Pip Trial Of Lovers
The fair lady takes as many pips as she has lovers, and these she places on the point of a knife, which she inserts between the bars of the fire grate. Each pip represents a lover, and the pip that swells out and jumps into the fir...

A Doctor Called From His Bed By A Voice
Mr. Hugh Lloyd, Llanfihangel-Glyn-Myfyr, who received the story from Dr. Davies, the gentleman who figures in the tale, informed me of the following curious incidents:-- Doctor Davies, of Cerrig-y-drudion, had gone to bed and slep...

A Spirit Leaving And Re-entering The Body
A man was in love with two young girls, and they were both in love with him, and they knew that he flirted with them both. It is but natural to suppose that these young ladies did not, being rivals, love each other. It can well be ...

Spiritualism
The next subject I shall treat of is curious, and partakes of the nature of spiritualism. I hardly know by what other word to describe it, therefore I will give particulars, so as to make the matter intelligible to the reader, and ...