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Welsh Folk Lore - Fairy, Or Mythic Animals.

The Pwka Or Pwca
Another imaginary being, closely allied to the Fairy family...

Fairy Or Mythic Animals
From the Myddvai Legend it would appear that the Fairies po...

Cwn Annwn Or Dogs Of The Abyss
The words Cwn Annwn are variously translated as Dogs of Hel...

The Fairy Cow
There are many traditions afloat about a wonderful cow, tha...

Y Fuwch Frech The Freckled Cow
In ages long gone by, my informant knew not how long ago, a...

The Legend Of Llyn Y Ddau Ychain
The speckled cow had two calves, which, when they grew up, ...

Y Fuwch Gyfeiliorn The Stray Cow
The history of the Fairy Stray Cow appears in Y Brython, vo...

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

The Torrent Spectre
This spectre was supposed to be an old man, or malignant sp...

Gwrach Y Rhibyn Or Hag Of The Mist
Another supernatural being associated with water was the Gw...

The Fairy Cow


There are many traditions afloat about a wonderful cow, that supplied
whole neighbourhoods with milk, which ceased when wantonly wasted. In
some parts of England this is called the Dun Cow; in Shropshire she
becomes also the White Cow; in Wales she is, Y Fuwch Frech, or Y
Fuwch Gyfeiliorn. This mystic cow has found a home in many places. One
of these is the wild mountain land between Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr and a
hamlet called Clawdd Newydd about four miles from Ruthin. About midway
between these two places is a bridge called Pontpetrual, and about half a
mile from the bridge to the north is a small mountain farm called Cefn
Bannog, and near this farm, but on the unenclosed mountain, are traces
of primitive abodes, and it was here that, tradition says, the Fuwch
Frech had her home. But I will now give the history of this strange cow
as I heard it from the mouth of Thomas Jones, Cefn Bannog.

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