Sep 20, 2017
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy
Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 2 Chapter 5
Familiar Spirits are known to often throw stones, especially when at Preachers trying to exorcise them! We also hear about the familiar spirits of Magicians and others who deal in the Black Arts. Sikes tells us the legend of the Lady of the Wood, and how she bewitched those around her with illusions. The Devil himself can be seen as a form of familiar, and can transform himself into a huge black mastiff, a black calf or even a round bowl! Finally, we learn how to both summon and exorcise familiars, and how the terrible tailor of Glanbran was asked to summon the Devil.
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.
Sir David Llwyd
Job John Harry
Pwll y Gasseg
Blanch y Byd
Dos yn iach ('fare thee well')
Rev. Mr. Thomas Lewis, Landdw & Tolachdy
'Tafl gerrig o'r afon' (throw stones out of the river)
Gruddydd ab yr Ynad Coch
Marquis of Bute
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