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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...

The Llandrillo Version


I am indebted for the following tale to Mr. E. S. Roberts, schoolmaster,
Llantysilio, near Llangollen:--

Two men whilst otter-hunting in Gwyn Pennant, Llandrillo, saw something
reddish scampering away across the ground just before them. They thought
it was an otter, and watching it saw that it entered a hole by the side
of the river. When they reached the place they found, underneath the
roots of a tree, two burrows. They immediately set to work to catch
their prey. Whilst one of the men pushed a long pole into one of the
burrows, the other held the mouth of a sack to the other, and very
shortly into the sack rushed their prey and it was secured. The men now
went homewards, but they had not gone far, ere they heard a voice in the
bag say, My mother is calling me. The frightened men instantly threw
the sack to the ground, and they saw a small man, clothed in red, emerge
therefrom, and the wee creature ran away with all his might to the
brushwood that grew along the banks of the river.

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