Fairy Tales and
certain sense Wales may be spoken of as the cradle of fairy legend"
As with Celtic fairy tales in General Welsh fairy tales have a
beautiful sense of wonder and magic because most often focused
around human enounters with fairies. Learn about Celtic and Welsh Fairies
I.WELSH RABBIT AND HUNTED HARES Not
so much a story or fairytale as a pair of historical pieces of folklore
of the origian of cheese among other things. It is interesting to note
that it would seem the story teller brags about the abondance of food
in the area of the story, and talks of how much the English loved the
II.THE MIGHTY MONSTER AFANG The
story of one of the most brutal and near invinciable creatures in Welsh
folklore, and how a maiden and her love deceived the creature to its
III.THE TWO CATWITCHES Folk
Stories of the 7th Son of the 7th Son who is able to work magic so that
he evades robbers and defeats a pair of witches that change into cats.
IV.HOW THE CYMRY LAND BECAME INHABITED The
folklore and folktales of how people traveled across the sea to Wales,
how they came to unify to become one people, and how they learned to
tame the wild wilderness with bows, plows and more.
V.THE BOY THAT WAS NAMED TROUBLE A
fairytale about farmer fights off a creature that is attacking his
horses and saves a baby from it, over time as he raises the child he
comes to realize that the child is the prince.
VI.THE GOLDEN HARP A
folk tale of a man named Taffy Morgan, a horrable singer who won't stop
singing, or playing badly. Then in an act of kindness too 3 fairies he
gets a magical Harp.
VIII.THE TOUCH OF CLAY This
is a fairy tale of a farmer who comes to love a nymph, soon he
convinces the nymphs father too allow the two of them to wed. However
the farmer must always remmember never to allow earth or clay to strike
the nymph or she shall be forced to return to the land of fairy.
IX.THE TOUCH OF IRON A
young man watching fairies dances, captures one and forces her to be
his servent by guessing her name and surrounding her with Iron.
X.THE MAIDEN OF THE GREEN FOREST An
evil prince puts away his wife for a new younger magical girl of the
woods, yet every Friday this new girl disapears into the woods. The
prince asks a magician to help him discover where she goes. A fairy
tale in which the secrecy of women is made important.
XI.THE TREASURE STONE OF THE FAIRIES A
fairytale about a boy who plays with the fairy children, against the
wishes of his mother who worries about him as he disapears for months
at a time. Then a disaster strikes the family and the boy must approach
his fairy friends for help.
XII.GIANT TOM AND GIANT BLUBB This
folk tale is of an evil giant that steals the wealth of the land and
blocks off the Kings Highway so none may travel on it, and the Giant
boy who defeats him in combat to free restore piece to the land.
XIII.A BOY THAT VISITED FAIRYLAND A
lazy boy avoiding work makes his way to fairy land where he becomes
friends with the king of the fairies child, and over time earns the
trust of the fairies. This folktale is one of many that give
insite into the feelings and relations of fairies to men.
XIV.THE WELSHERY AND THE NORMANS This
folktale tells of the long battle between the Normans and the Welsh,
and of how over time the fairies went to intervene by sending a
diplomate to Henry the VIII.
XV.THE WELSH FAIRIES HOLD A MEETING Folklore
of a fairy party for all the good magical creatures, one which
describes an array of creatures good and bad from Welsh folklore and
XVI.KING ARTHUR'S CAVE A
folktale of a man by the name of Taffy meets a wizard who sees that
Taffy can lead him to a great treasure in the chamber where king Arthur
sleeps with his knights.
XVII.THE LADY OF THE LAKE A
fairy tale of a lake fairy and the man who woes her with bread, and the
three children they have together who begin the folk knowledge of
medician in Wales.
XVIII.THE KING'S FOOT HOLDER A
king has a servent maid who comforts him, yet the kings nephew falls in
love with the girl and makes plans to find a way to marry her. An
interesting folktale giving some small insight into palace life.
XIX.POWELL, PRINCE OF DYFED A
fairy tale of the friendship between the King of Wales and the King of
the Fairies, in this story they switch places earch ruling the others
land so that the King of Wales may slay a mortal enemy of the fairy
XX.POWELL AND HIS BRIDE The
coninuation of the fairy tale of Powell, Prince of Dyfed, after
spending a year with the fairies the mortal realm seems dull so he sets
out to do something no mortal man has done before.
XXI.WHY THE BACK DOOR WAS FRONT A
welsh fairy tale of an old women accussed of kidnapping children for
evil fairies is accused of cursing a rich farmers cattle, and the
farmer must find the truth of this to save his livelihood.
XXII.THE RED BANDITS OF MONTGOMERY A
folktale of a poor women who is robbed and left desolate. She is
offered help in the form of gold from an old fairy, but in return must
give up her child unless she can guess the old fairy womens name.
XXIII.THE FAIRY CONGRESS The folklore which surrounds fairies, as this story describes many of the fairies and their relationships with each other.
About Fairies Read
A series of tales about and from the perspective of fairies. These are
a series of individual short tales which together tell the
tale of how fairies compete and manipulate the world around them.
The story of ancient European fairies of the ancient and primal