Nov 8, 2017
Midsummer Eve to Hallowe'en
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy
Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 3 Chapter 3
All about Midsummer Eve and the Beltane Fires that precede it leading up to Hallowe'en. Sikes tells us about the Three Nights for Spirits that occur at Halloween - a time at which ghosts and fairies walk abroad. He also talks about bobbing for apples and the Fourth of July celebrations in the States, Guy Fawkes' Night and how important it is that it never be forgotten.
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.
St. John's Eve
'Wheresoever Huldryche hath his
place, the people there brings in
Both carpes and pykes, and mullets fat, his fauour here to win.'
Nos Calan Gauaf
Nos Cyn Gauaf
Teir Nos Ysprydnos
'Wissel wassel, bread and possel,
Cwrw da, plas yma'
Twco am falau
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