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Gary & Ruth bring you readings from the Classic Books of Celtic Lore and Study

May 10, 2017

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)

The Faerie Realms

The Preface


Wirt Sikes

A comprehensive exposition of ghosts, fairies, dragons, superstitions and supernatural folklore drawn from the Welsh traditions, 'British Goblins' is packed with information on fairy mythology.

The Old Woman of the Mountain

The Old Woman of the Mountain


Names Used in this Section



Mr. Sikes doesn't really use any other strange names in this Preface, but he does quote from Chaucer - which may need noting here.

He quotes from the Wife of Bath's Tale, and he says:

In olde dayes of the Kyng Arthour, ...
Al was this lond fulfilled of fayrie; ...


British Goblins can be found on Sacred Texts.

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