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Welsh Folk Lore

Satan And Bell Ringing
Durand, according to Bourne, in his Antiquities of th...

Birds And Beasts
Folk-lore respecting animals is common in Wales. It ha...

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

Witches And Conjurors
From and before the days of King Saul, to the present...

A Solitary Crow
The cawing of a solitary crow on a tree near a house ...

Lledrith Spectre Of A Person
This apparition of a friend has in the Scotch wraith,...

A Witch Who Turned A Blue Dye Into A Red Dye
An old hag went to a small farmhouse in Clocaenog par...

Moles
Moles are said to have no eyes. If mole hills move t...

Annwn_ Or Annwfn
is defined in Canon Silvan Evans's Dictionary as an a...

The Hidden Golden Chair
It is a good many years since Mrs. Mary Jones, Corlan...





Category: WELSH LEGENDS OF FAIRY LADIES MARRYING MEN.





The Ystrad Legend
In a meadow belonging to Ystrad, bounded by the river which falls from Cwellyn Lake, they say the Fairies used to assemble, and dance on fair moon-light-nights. One evening a young man, who was the heir and occupier of this farm, h...

Fairy Ladies Marrying Mortals
In the mythology of the Greeks, and other nations, gods and goddesses are spoken of as falling in love with human beings, and many an ancient genealogy began with a celestial ancestor. Much the same thing is said of the Fairies. T...

The Myddvai Legend
A widow, who had an only son, was obliged, in consequence of the large flocks she possessed, to send, under the care of her son, a portion of her cattle to graze on the Black Mountain near a small lake called Llyn-y-Van-Bach. One...

The Llanfrothen Legend
I am indebted to the Rev. R. Jones, Rector of Llanycil, Bala, for the following legend. I may state that Mr. Jones is a native of Llanfrothen, Merionethshire, a parish in close proximity to the scene of the story. Mr. Jones's infor...

The Pentrevoelas Legend
I am indebted to the Rev. Owen Jones, Vicar of Pentrevoelas, a mountain parish in West Denbighshire, for the following tale, which was written in Welsh by a native of those parts, and appeared in competition for a prize on the Folk-...