Sep 27, 2017
The Medieval Devil in
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy
Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 2 Chapter 6
The Medieval Devil in his customary form in Wales. How Sion Cent tricked the Devil and kept his soul and how he was tricked by an old Welshwoman at the Devil's Bridge. We learn about the Devil's Bridge as well as about how to avoid Pacts with the Devil. Sikes tells us of the few visits by angels to Wales as well as the Bardic Tradition of the Creation.
Names Used in this Section
All proper names, and words in Welsh or other languages, are recorded here in the show-notes and we've done our best to get the pronunciations right for you.
Jack the Giant Killer
Pope Benedict IX
Rev. John Kent
Monnow, near Grosmont
Hills of Arfon
Ach! tw! tw!
Main at Frankfort
degage (e acute)
Pa hyd? Pa hyd? Dychwelwch feibein Adda!
Pa hyd? Pa hyd yr erlidiwch y Cristnogion duwiol?
Pont y Gwr Drwg
/|\ (Welsh Bardic Name of God)
The Three Rays
British Goblins can be found on Archive.org
You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.