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Welsh Folk Lore - Fairy Men Captured.

Fairy Illusions
Ryw dro yr oedd brodor o Nefyn yn dyfod adref o ffair Pwllh...

Fairy Men Captured
There are many tales current of wee Fairy men having been c...

Gwyddelwern Version
The following tale was told by Mr. Evan Roberts, Ffridd Ago...

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

The Snowdon Version
The following tale is taken from Y Gordofigion, p. 98:-- ...

The Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd Version
Mr. Evan Davies, carpenter, Bryn Llan, Efenechtyd, told the...

Fairies In Markets And Fairs
It was once firmly believed by the Welsh that the Fairy Tri...

Names Of Things Attributed To The Fairies
Many small stone utensils found in the ground, the use, or ...

Fairy Pipes
Cetyn y Tylwyth Teg, or Fairy Pipes, are small clay pipes, ...

Fairy Whetstone
The small spindle whorls which belong to the stone age, and...

Fairy Hammer And Fairy Or Elf Stones
Stone hammers of small size have been ascribed to the Fairi...

Ymenyn Y Tylwyth Teg Or Fairy Butter
I cannot do better than quote Pennant on this matter. His ...

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

Menyg Y Tylwyth Teg Or Fairy Gloves
The Fox Glove is so called, but in Dr. Owen Pughe's diction...

Yr Ellyll Dan Or Goblin Fire
The Rev. T. H. Evans, in his History of the Parish of Llanw...

Rhaffau'r Tylwyth Teg Or The Ropes Of The Fairies
Professor Rhys, in his Welsh Fairy Tales--Y Cymmrodor vol. ...

Fairy Knockers Or Coblynau
The Coblynau or Knockers were supposed to be a species of F...

Fairy Pipes


Cetyn y Tylwyth Teg, or Fairy Pipes, are small clay pipes, with bowls
that will barely admit the tip of the little finger. They are found in
many places, generally with the stem broken off, though usually the bowl
is perfect.

A short time ago I stayed awhile to talk with some workmen who were
engaged in carting away the remains of a small farm house, once called Y
Bwlch, in the parish of Efenechtyd, Denbighshire, and they told me that
they had just found a Fairy Pipe, or, as they called it, Cetyn y Tylwyth
Teg, which they gave me. A similar pipe was also picked up by Lewis
Jones, Brynffynon, on Coed Marchan, in the same parish, when he was
enclosing a part of the mountain allotted to his farm. In March, 1887,
the workmen employed in taking down what were at one time buildings
belonging to a bettermost kind of residence, opposite Llanfwrog Church,
near Ruthin, also discovered one of these wee pipes. Pipes, identical in
shape and size, have been found in all parts of Wales, and they are
always known by the name of Cetyn y Tylwyth Teg, or Fairy Pipes.

In Shropshire they have also been discovered in the Fens, and the late
Rev. Canon Lee, Hanmer, had one in his possession, which had been found
in those parts, and, it was called a Fairy Pipe.

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