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Welsh Folk Lore

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

The Spirit Of Llyn-nad-y-forwyn
It is said that a young man was about to marry a youn...

A Witch In The Form Of A Hare In A Churn
In the Spectator, No. 117, are these words:-- ...

The Goat Sucker
A curious notion prevailed respecting this bird, arri...

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

Another Cattle Charm Spell
Mr. Hughes, Plasnewydd, Llansilin, lost several head ...

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

The Charms Performed With Rosemary
Rosemary dried in the sun and made into powder, tied ...

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

A Charm For Stopping Bleeding
Mrs. Reynolds, whom I have already mentioned in conne...





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...

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-...

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 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...

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...