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

Aug 9, 2017

Fairy Money and Fairy Gifts

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

Book 1 Chapter 10


Wirt Sikes

Sikes tells us the story of Gitto Bach, or little Griffith, the penalty of blabbing, legends of the Shepherds of Cwm Lan, the money value of Kindness, all about Ianto Llewellyn and the Tylwyth Teg, the legend of Hafod Lwyddog and the lessons inculcated by these superstitions.

Running Order:

  • Section 1 0:50
    • Fairy Money and Fairy Gifts in General 1:20
    • The Story of Gitto Bach, or Little Griffith 2:29
  • Section 2 3:46
    • The Penalty of Blabbing 3:51
  • Section 3 6:00
    • Legends of the Shepherds of Cwm Llan 6:04
    • The Money Value of Kindness 7:27
  • Section 4 8:34
    • Ianto Llewellyn and the Tylwyth Teg 8:44
  • Section 5 11:41
    • The Legend of Hafod Lwyddog 11:44
  • Section 6 12:58
    • Lessons inculcated by these Superstitions 13:01


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.

  • Gitto Bach, or Little Griffith
  • Cwm Llan
  • Ianto Llewellyn
  • Tylwyth Teg
  • Hafod Lwyddog
  • Breconshire
  • Glamorganshire
  • Anglesea
  • Cymmunod Bridge
  • Anne William Francis
  • Bassalleg
  • Nant y Bettws
  • Bwlch Cwm LIan
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Llanfihangel
  • O'r anwyl
  • Lwc dda i ti!
  • Betsi
  • Wel, naw wfft
  • Drato
  • Cwm Dyli
  • Green Lake (Llyn Glas)
  • Lwydd
  • Bendith y Mammau
  • Toriad y Dydd


Toriad y Dydd

Toriad y Dydd


British Goblins can be found on Sacred Texts.

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

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