Celtic Folklore Welsh and Manx
Library of Alexandria, 28. sep. 2020
TOWARDS the close of the seventies I began to collect Welsh folklore. I did so partly because others had set the example elsewhere, and partly in order to see whether Wales could boast of any story-tellers of the kind that delight the readers of Campbell'sPopular Tales of the West Highlands. I soon found what I was not wholly unprepared for, that as a rule I could not get a single story of any length from the mouths of any of my fellow countrymen, but a considerable number of bits of stories.
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I was, however, always a little afraid of refreshing my memory with the legends of
other lands lest I should read into those of my own, ideas possibly foreign to them
. While one is busy collecting, it is safest probably not to be too much engaged ...
THE chief object of this and several of the following chapters is to place on record
all the matter I can find on the subject of Welsh lake legends: what I may have to
say of them is merely by the way and sporadic, and I should feel well paid for ...
When Mr. Hughes called to make inquiries about the legend, he found there the
foundations of several old buildings, and several pieces of old querns about the
place. He thinks that there belonged to Corwrion in former times, a mill and a ...
11415, is to be found what purports to be a copy of a version of the Legend of
Llyn Syfaddon, as contained in a manuscript of Hugh Thomas' in the British
Museum. It is to the effect that the people of the neighbourhood have a story that
all the ...
There is no legend now extant, so far as I can ascertain, about the Llyn Coch
fairies. So I proceed to append a legend differing considerably from all the
foregoing: I owe it to the kindness of my friend Mr. Howell Thomas, of the Local ...