Nov 1, 2017
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy
Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 3 Chapter 2
All about traditions and customs occurring around Lent in old Wales. Sikes tells us all about Hot Cross Buns and how they are tied up in a bag, the ceremony of 'Lifting' women high into the air that takes place at Easter, and the possible origins of April Fool's Day. He talks about the Maypole and the giving of Birch rods as a token of love, as well as the battle between the Winter and Summer Kings that takes place each Mayday.
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.
Lludd llaw Ereint
Brahmins of India
Rhag i'r feinwen losgi ei thalcen ('Lest the maiden burn her
St. Dogmell's Parish
'Cnwc y Celwydd' videlicet
St. Almedha, Breconshire
Kilhwch & Olwen
Gwyn ap Nudd
British Goblins can be found on Archive.org
You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.