The following particulars of the loss of this vessel are copied from a letter dated Boulogne-sur-mer, Sept. 1, 1833. The shocking event which is announced by the title to this letter, has, I assure you, filled the town with dismay, and must... Read more of Loss Of The Amphitrite Convict Ship at Sea Stories.caInformational Site Network Informational
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Welsh Folk Lore

Fairy Visits To Human Abodes
Old people often told their children and servant girl...

Fairy Money Turned To Dross
Fairies' treasure was of uncertain value, and depende...

The Ystrad Legend
In a meadow belonging to Ystrad, bounded by the river...

Time Of Bee Swarming
The month in which bees swarm is considered of the gr...

The Heron
The heron as it flies slowly towards the source of a ...

The Blind Worm Or Slow Worm
This reptile is a snake, varying from twelve to eight...

Bwyd Ellyllon Or Goblins' Food
This was a kind of fungus or mushroom. The word is g...

Stolen Bees
It was believed that stolen bees would not make honey...

Ceffyl Y Dwf The Water Horse
The superstition respecting the water-horse, in one f...

Origin Of The Fairies
The Fairy tales that abound in the Principality have mu...





Category: STORIES OF SATAN, GHOSTS, ETC.





The Devil Appearing To A Dissenting Minister At Denbigh
The Rev. Mr. Thomas Baddy, who lived in Denbigh Town, and was a Dissenting Minister in that place, went into his study one night, and while he was reading or writing, he heard some one behind him laughing and grinning at him, which ...

Charm For Removing A Stye From The Eye
Take an ordinary knitting needle, and pass it back and fore over the stye, but without touching it, and at the same time counting its age, thus--One stye, two styes, three styes, up to nine, and then reversing the order, as nine sty...

Charm For Asthma
Place the Bible for three successive nights under the bolster of the sufferer, and it will cure him. ...

A Ghost Appearing To Point Out Hidden Treasures
There is a farm house called Clwchdyrnog in the parish of Llanddeusant, Anglesey, which was said to have been haunted by a Spirit. It seems that no one would summon courage to speak to the Ghost, though it was seen by several parti...

Ffrith Farm Ghost
I am indebted to Mr. Williams, schoolmaster, Bryneglwys, for the history of this Ghost. It was not known why Ffrith farm was troubled by a Ghost; but when the servants were busily engaged in cheese making the Spirit would suddenly...

Apparitions Of The Devil
To accomplish his nefarious designs the Evil Spirit assumed forms calculated to attain his object. The following lines from Allan Cunningham's Traditional Tales, p. 9, aptly describe his transformations:-- Soon he shed ...

A Witch Transformed Into A Hare Injured By One Whom She Tormented
An old woman, thought to be a witch, was said by a neighbour to be in the habit of visiting her nightly in the shape of a hare, and that in consequence she was deprived of her rest. The witch came to her bed, as a hare, and crossed...

Llanddona Witches
There is a tradition in the parish of Llanddona, Anglesey, that these witches, with their husbands, had been expelled from their native country, wherever that was, for practising witchcraft. They were sent adrift, it is said, in a bo...

Cattle Charms
Mr. Hamer in his Parochial Account of Llanidloes published in The Montgomeryshire Collections, vol x., p. 249, states that he has in his possession two charms that were actually used for the protection of live stock of two small far...

Satan Snatching A Man Up Into The Air
It would appear that poor Bob was doomed to a sad end. His last exploit is thus given:-- Wrth fyned adre o chware cardia, ar Bont Maesgwyn gwelai Robert Llwyd Hari gylch crwn o dan; bu agos iddo droi yn ol, cymerodd galon eilwait...