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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 Torrent Spectre


This spectre was supposed to be an old man, or malignant spirit, who
directed, and ruled over, the mountain torrents. He delighted in
devastating the lands. His appearance was horrible to behold, and it was
believed that in the midst of the rushing stream his terrible form could
be discerned apparently moving with the torrent, but in reality remaining
stationary. Now he would raise himself half out of the water, and ascend
like a mist half as high as the near mountain, and then he would dwindle
down to the size of a man. His laugh accorded with his savage visage,
and his long hair stood on end, and a mist always surrounded him.

Davies, in his Mythology of the Druids, says that believers in this
strange superstition are yet to be met with in Glamorganshire. Davies
was born in the parish of Llanvareth, Radnorshire, in 1756, and died
January 1st, 1831.

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