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Welsh Folk Lore

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

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

Ghosts Or Spirits
Ghosts, or Spirits, were supposed to be the shades of...

Another Tale Of A Doctor
I received the following tale from the Rev. Philip Ed...

The Owl
This bird's dismal and persistent screeching near an ...

The Llandrillo Version
I am indebted for the following tale to Mr. E. S. Rob...

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

The Ejectment Of The Evil Spirit From Llanfor Church
Mr. Roberts states that his grandmother, born in 1744...

A Man Changed Into A Horse
Mr. Williams writes of the same servant man who figur...

Buying A Hive Of Bees
In the central parts of Denbighshire people suppose t...





Category: SPIRITUALISM.





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 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, ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...