Dec 20, 2017
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy
Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 4 Chapter 2
All about the beheading of St. Winnifred and the mystic well that sprang up where her head fell. How the waters of mystic wells can be either beneficent or malicious - they can cure diseases, mental or physical, as well as curing love-sickness. Sikes also tells us sooe of the stories associated with Barry Island.
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 pronounciations right for you.
Ffynon Mair (Well of Mary)
Duke of Westminster
St. Winifred, or Gwenfrewi
Robert of Salop
Ffynon Dwynwen (Fountain of Venus)
Seithenhin the Drunkard
'Rhad Duw a Chynfran lwydd ar y da!'
(the grace of God and blessed Cynfran on the cattle)
St. George's Well
Llangynhafal parish, Denbighshire
Barry Island, near Cardiff
St. Barruc, or Barri
Ffynon Gwynwy, near Llangelyniin church, Carnarvonshire
Gower, near Swansea
John the Baptist
Newton Nottage, Glamorganshire
British Goblins can be found on Archive.org
You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.