Charm For Cocks About To Fight
: STORIES OF SATAN, GHOSTS, ETC.
: Welsh Folk-lore
The charm consisted of a verse taken from the Bible, written on a slip of
paper, wrapped round the bird's leg, as the steel spurs were being placed
on him. The verse so employed was, Eph. vi., 16:--Taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the
William Jones, Pentre Llyffrith, Llanfyllin, was a celebrated cock
charmer. There was also a well-known charmer who lived at Llandegla,
Denbighshire, who refused a charm to a certain man. When asked why he
had not complied with his request, he said--He will not need charms for
his birds, for he will be a dead man before the main comes off. This
became true, for the man died, as foretold.