July 4

Awaiting mechanic and my car, so I can go to Ludlow tomorrow.

He’s late!

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British Goblins

Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions
by
Wirt Sykes,
United States Consul for Wales.

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I’m still dipping in. Loads of old stories of water nymphs, goblins in caves, fairy circles.

 

 

C O N T E N T S.
BOOK I.
THE REALM OF‘ FAERIE

CHAPTER I

Fairy Tales and the Ancient Mythology—The Compensations of, Science—Existing Belief in Fairies in Wa.les—The Faith of Culture—The Credulity of Ignorance-—The Old-Time Welsh Fairyland—The Fairy King—The Legend of St. Collen and Gwyn ap Nudd—-The Green Meadows of the Sea—Fairies atnMarket—-The Land of Mystery
CHAPTER II

Classification of Welsh Fairies—General Designation-Habits of the Tylwyth ‘Teg—-Ellyllon, or Elves—Shakspeare’s Use of’ Welsh Folk-Lore—Rowli Pugh and the Ellyll—Household Story R0ots—The Ellylldan—The Pooka–Puck Valley, Breconshire —Where Shakspeare got his Puck—Pwca ’r Trwyn—-Usual Form of the Pooka Story—Coblynau, or Mine Fairies—The Knockers——Miners’ Superstitions—Basi1isks and Fire Fiends— A Fairy Coal-mine —The Dwarfs of Cae-Ca.led—Counterparts of the Coblynau—-The Bwbach, or Household Fairy—Legend of the Bwbach and the Preacher—Bogies and Hobgoblins—- Carrying Mortals through the Air— Counterparts and Originals

CHAPTER Ill

Lake Fairies—The Gwragedd Annwn, or Dames of Elfin-Land- St. Patrick and the Welshmen ; a Legend of Crurnlyn Lake- The Elfin Cow of Llyn Ba.rfog—Y uwch Laethwen Lefrith—The Legend of the Meddygon Myddfai—The Wife of Super~- natural Race—The Three Blows ; a Carmarthenshire Legend–Cheese and the Didactic Purpose in Welsh Folk-Lore—The Fairy Maiden’s Papa—The Enchanted Isle in the Mountain
Lake—Legend of the Men of Ardudwy—Qrigin of Water Fairies-Their prevalence in many Land

 

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