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Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fireside.

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Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fireside.

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Amazing show!

By RainbowsareallIknow - Nov 11 2019
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I have listened to every episode, it helped shape my trip back to the isles of tracking my family that moved to the Appalachian mountains USA. Thank you Gary and Ruth!

Brilliant

By Greendragon9 - Apr 04 2018
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Full of delight!

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22 Ratings
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Amazing show!

By RainbowsareallIknow - Nov 11 2019
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I have listened to every episode, it helped shape my trip back to the isles of tracking my family that moved to the Appalachian mountains USA. Thank you Gary and Ruth!

Brilliant

By Greendragon9 - Apr 04 2018
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Full of delight!

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Celtic Tomes

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Gary and Ruthie bring you readings from the Classic Celtic books - everything for lovers of the Lore and stories of the Ancient Celts. We will cover the Celts, Fairies, Myths, Legends, Folklore and stories from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and other Celtic realms. If like us, you have seen all those wonderful books that were once published about Celtic Mythology, Folklore, or the Fairies and wished that you had the time to read them, then you have found the right podcast to bring them to your fireside.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: The Faerie Realms - British Goblins CT001

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

The Faerie Realms The Preface

by 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

Names Used in this Section

Caerleon

Camarthen

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.

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

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May 10 2017

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Rank #2: Introductory CT036

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The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911) Ch. 1: Introductory

by J. A. MacCulloch

A broad overview of all fields of Celtic mythology which aims to identify the core beliefs of the ancient Celtic religion.

Names Used in this Section

Mabinogion

equites

Religion of the Ancient Celts can be found on Sacred Texts.

You can find out more about J. A. McCulloch on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for a dramatic re-telling of the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or in Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

Sep 28 2019

15mins

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Rank #3: Preface CT035

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The Religion of the Ancient Celts (1911) The Preface

by J. A. MacCulloch

A broad overview of all fields of Celtic mythology which aims to identify the core beliefs of the ancient Celtic religion.

A Druid

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M. Gaidoz

M. Bertrand

D'Arbois de Jubainville

Dr. Windisch

Dr. Stokes

Sir John Rhŷs

Hibbert Lectures

M. Salomon Reinach

M. Dottin

Professor Anwyl

Miss Turner and Miss Annie Gilchrist

Religion of the Ancient Celts can be found on Sacred Texts.

You can find out more about J. A. McCulloch on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for a dramatic re-telling of the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or in Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

Sep 15 2019

10mins

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Rank #4: Fairy Tales and Ancient Mythology - British Goblins CT002

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Fairy Tales and Ancient Mythology

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 1 Chapter 1

by 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. All proper names, and words in Welsh or other languages, will be found recorded in the show-notes below and we've done our best to get the pronounciations right for you.

Running Order:

  • Book 1: The Realm of Faerie 0:46
  • Section 1 1:24
    • Fairy Tales and the Ancient Mythology 1:46
    • The Compensations of Science 3:00
  • Section 2 3:58
    • Existing Belief in Fairies in Wales 4:02
    • The Faith of Culture 5:33
    • The Credulity of Ignorance 7:13
  • Section 3 8:48
    • The Old Time Welsh Fairyland 8:52
  • Section 4 11:26
    • The Fairy King 11:30
    • The Legend of St. Collen and Gwyn ap Nudd 12:32
  • Section 5 15:32
    • The Green Meadows of the Sea 15:35
    • Fairies at Market 17:34
    • The Land of Mystery 18:30

Fairies marketing at Laugharne

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Rev John Logan St. Collen Gwyn ap Nudd "foi scientifique" Archaeologia Cambrensis Mr. John Walter Lukis, President of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society Glamorganshire Merthyr Chaucer's Wyf of Bathes Tale:

        In olde dayes of the Kyng Arthour, ...         Al was this lond fulfilled of fayrie; ...         I speke of many hundrid yer ago;         But now can no man see non elves mo.

Dryden Gwerddonau Llion Gwydion Dyfed (Demetia) Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest Pembroke Carmarthen Cardigan Vale of Neath Craig y Ddinas Morgana Mor Gwyn Morgan king of Annwn Avalon of the Arthurian legends Parry's 'Welsh Melodies' British king Gavran Three Losses by Disappearance Merlin Madog Pembrokeshire Carmarthenshire Milford Haven Laugharne Flemings in 1113

British Goblins can be found on Sacred Texts.

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

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May 24 2017

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Rank #5: Familiar Spirits - British Goblins CT017

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Familiar Spirits

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 2 Chapter 5

by Wirt Sikes

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.

Running Order:

  • Familiar Spirits 0:55
  • The Famous Sprite of Trwym Farm 2:10
  • Was it a Fairy? 6:40
  • The Familiar Spirits of Magicians 7:35
  • Sir David Llwyd's Demon 7:43
  • Familiar Spirits in Female Form 10:26
  • The Legend of the Lady of the Wood 13:40
  • The Devil as a Familiar Spirit 21:15
  • His Disguises in this Character 22:41
  • Summoning and Exorcising Familiars 26:12
  • Jenkin the Pemrokeshire Schoolmaster 26:50
  • The Terrible Tailor of Glanbran 29:00

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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.

Trwym Farm Sir David Llwyd Pemrokeshire Glanbran diawl Job John Harry Mynyydyslwyn Pwca'r Trwyn Ellylldan Thomas Evans Pwll y Gasseg Morris Roberts William Reilly Blanch y Byd Dos yn iach ('fare thee well') Crumlyn Abercarne Californian Bwbach Cardiganshire Oxford Rev. Mr. Thomas Lewis, Landdw & Tolachdy Radnorshire 'Tafl gerrig o'r afon' (throw stones out of the river) River Wye Giraldus Caerleon, Monmouthshire Melerius Lower Gwent Iolo MSS Einion Gwalchmai Treveilir Angharad Kent Monmouthshire Maenol Gorwenydd Gwyn Nudd Ednyved Vychan Gruddydd ab yr Ynad Coch cythraul dera diafol Hermes Vavasor Powell Pemrokeshire Narberth Henry Llewellyn Ystrad Defoc Glamorganshire Marquis of Bute William Jones Risca village Merthyr Tydfil John Jenkin Glanbran, Carmarthenshire Mr. Gwynne

British Goblins can be found on Archive.org

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

Sep 20 2017

32mins

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Rank #6: Welsh Christmas - British Goblins CT025

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Welsh Christmas

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 3 Chapter 4

by Wirt Sikes

All about bell-ringing competitions between villages at Christmas time, the 'Pipes of the Watch' who wake the echoes in the early morning. We also hear about the games, music and Eisteddfodau of Christmas. Sikes tells us about the origins of Boxing Day and the Druid feast of Alban Arthur, celebrated at the Winter Solstice.

  • Nadolig, the Welsh Christmas 1:35
  • Bell-ringing 3:13
  • Carols 4:20
  • Dancing to the Music of the Waits 6:37
  • An Evening in Carmarthenshire 8:44
  • Shenkin Harry, the Preacher, and the Jig Tune 12:26
  • Welsh Morality 13:03
  • Eisteddfodau 14:26
  • Decorating Houses and Churches 16:04
  • The Plygain 17:40
  •  The Colliers Star 18:47
  • he Christmas Thriftbox 19:24
  • Pagan Origin of Christmas 21:52

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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.

Nadolig Shenkin Harry Eisteddfodau Plygain Arthur & Merlin Waits (band of wandering musicians)

Bell-Ringing

Cowbridge Aberdare Penarth St. Fagan's Llantrisant Llanblethian ayont the twal Bacchus Glamorganshire Rev. Evan Harris Stendahl Hellas Pindar Sophocles Phidias Praxiteles Herodotus Llandaff Cathedral Gwynt traed y meirw (wind blowing over the feet of corpses) Bethlehem Belgium Rhodd Nadolig - Christmas gift

The 'Thrift' Box

Viscount Palmerston London 'jour de l'an' Alban Arthur Avagddu Hea Gorsedd Cerridwen Awen Herefordshire

British Goblins can be found on Archive.org

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

Nov 15 2017

28mins

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Rank #7: Classification of Welsh Fairies - British Goblins CT003

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Classification of Welsh Fairies

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 1 Chapter 2

by Wirt Sikes

Examining the different types of Welsh Fairies, from the Pwca (and Shakespeare's Puck) to the Ellylldan, Coblynau, Knockers and household fairies. Sikes also looks at Dwarfs, bogies and hobgoblins as well as telling us a humourous story of the Preacher and the Bwbach.

Rowli Pugh and the Ellyl

Running Order:

  • Section 1 0:42
    • General Designation 1:53
    • Habits of the Tylwyth Teg 3:43
  • Section 2 5:38
    • Ellyllon, or Elves 5:42
    • Shakespeare's Use of Welsh Folk-Lore 7:41
  • Section 3 8:28
    • Rowli Pugh and the Ellyll 9:24
    • Household Story Roots 12:22
  • Section 4 13:42
    • The Ellylldan 13:44
  • Section 5 17:19
    • The Pooka 17:20
    • Puck Valley, Breconshire 18:11
    • Where Shakespeare got his Puck 21:07
  • Section 6 21:43
    • Pwca'r Trwyn 21:44
    • Usual Form of the Pooka Story 21:57
  • Section 7 22:44
    • Coblynau or Mine Fairies 22:46
    • The Knockers 23:01
  • Section 8 24:14
    • Miner's Superstitions 24:18
    • Basilisks and Fire Fiends 27:50
  • Section 9 28:54
    • A Fairy Coalmine 29:20
    • The Dwarfs of Cae Caled 30:29
  • Section 10 32:18
    • Counterparts of the Coblynau 32:18
  • Section 11 34:36
    • The Bwbach, or Household Fairy 34:40
    • Legend of the Bwbach and the Preacher 35:33
  • Section 12 37:20
    • Bogies and Hobgoblins 37:23
    • Carrying Mortals through the Air 37:47
    • Counterparts and Originals 38:04

 Charcoal drawn figure of the Pwca

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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.

Keightley The Elves The Dwarfs or Trolls The Nisses The Necks, Mermen & Mermaids The Ellyllon (Elves) The Coblynau (Mine fairies) The Bwbachod (House fairies) The Gwragedd Annwn (Lake Fairies) The Gwyllion (Mountain Fairies) Y Tylwyth Teg (yn y Coed), Tylwth Teg y Mwn Bendith y Mamau Eumenides Sir Walter Scott Dayak Laplander Ammam El - 'spirit' Elf - 'element' Elihim (Hebrew) Davydd ab Gwilym Yr doedd ym mhob gobant Ellyllon mingeimion gant Ymenyn tylwyth teg bwyd ellyllon menyg ellyllon Gwyn ap Nudd Shakespeare Mercutio Mab Cymric mabgar mabgath mabiaith mabinogi Mabiogion Peterston-super-Ely Cardiff Glamorganshire Rowli Pugh Ellyll Catti Jones Bwbach Mr. Baring-Gould Grimm's Witchelma(umlaut)nner Hausma(um.)nner Milton's L'Allegro Ellylldan Will-o'-wisp Scandinavian Lyktgubhe Breton Sand Yan y Tad (Saint John the Father) Dan (fire) ignis fatuus Jack-muh-lantern Iolo the Bard Pwca, or Pooka, Puck

The Pwca

Cambrian fairies Richard Price, son of Sir John Price Brecon Cym Pwca, Puck Valley Clydach in Breconshire Frere and Powell Trwyn Farm, near Abergwyddon (Abercarne) Pwca'r Trwyn Campbell Mrs. Fletcher Mrs. Siddons The Oswestry Advertiser Cefn Penrhyn Priestley Knockers Newport, Monmouthshire William Evans of Hafodafel Beacon Mountain Egbert Williams Denbighshire Cae Caled Parish of Bodfari Lanelwyd House Barbara Jones Wichtlein (little Wights) Haus-schmiedlein (little House-smiths) Heldenbuch Catskill Mountains Hendrik Hudson Cardiganshire Cwrw da Bogie Hobgoblin Gobelin 'Le gobelin vous mangera, le gobelin vous emportera.' hob, hopp, coblyn, goblin Slavonic 'bog' Baga of the Cuneiform Inscriptions Professor Fiske Aryan Bhaga, Sanskrit of the Vedas Phrygian Zeus "Bagaios" Xerxxes Southey

Coblynau

British Goblins can be found on Sacred Texts.

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

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Jun 07 2017

41mins

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Rank #8: Origins of Welsh Fairies - British Goblins CT012

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Origins of Welsh Fairies

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 1 Chapter 11

by Wirt Sikes

Mr. Sikes discusses the different theories about the origins of the Welsh Fairies. He also tells us the tale of the Baron's Gate, all about the Red Caps and the Green Lady of Caerphilly, those mysterious hiding Druids and the Creed of Science.

Running Order:

  • Section 1 0:53
    • The Realistic Theory 1:23
    • Legend of the Baron's Gate 2:49
    • The Red Fairies 3:00
  • Section 2 4:02
    • The Trwyn Fairy a Proscribed Nobelman 4:04
  • Section 3 5:28
    • The Theory of Hiding Druids 5:44
  • Section 4 9:35
    • Colour in Welsh Fairy Attire 9:36
    • The Green Lady of Caerphilly 10:36
    • White is the favourite Welsh Hue 11:10
  • Section 5 13:15
    • Legend of the Prolific Woman 13:20
  • Section 6 14:05
    • The Poetico-Religious Theory 14:07
    • The Creed of Science 17:13

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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.

  • Caerphilly
  • Tylwyth Teg
  • Coed y Dugoed Mawr
  • Merionethshire
  • Baron Owen
  • Llidiart y Barwn
  • Pwca'r Trwyn
  • Mynyddyslwyn
  • yr Arglwydd Hywel
  • Bwbach
  • Rev. Peter Roberts
  • Collectanea Cambrica
  • Dr. Guthrie
  • Falstaff
  • Herne
  • Cardiganshire
  • Moyddin
  • Glamorganshire
  • Frennifawr
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Gwenny, Gwenllian
  • Mabinogion
  • Jonson, Masque of 'Oberon'
  • Coblynau
  • Anglesea
  • Prophet Jones
  • Monmouthshire
  • Owen Glandwr
  • Marquis of Bute
  • Cardiff

Tylwyth Teg shake hands with the Olympian Gods

British Goblins can be found on Internet Archive.

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

Aug 16 2017

19mins

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Rank #9: Quaint Old Customs - British Goblins CT022

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Quaint Old Customs

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 3 Chapter 1

by Wirt Sikes

Quaint Old Customs tells us to rise early on New Year's morning to bring good luck, the Mari Lwyd procession from house to house and the story of the Cutty Wren. Sikes also tells us about St. David, St. Patrick and the wearing of the leek.

  • Serious Significance of seemingly Trivial Customs 2:32
  • Their Origins 2:45
  • Common Superstitions 3:37
  • The Age We Live in 4:10
  • Days and Seasons 6:11
  • New Year's Day 6:32
  • The Apple Gift 6:40
  • Lucky Acts on New Year's morning 8:23
  • The First Foot 9:20
  • Showmen's Superstitions 9:34
  • Levy Dew Song 10:51
  • Happy New Year Carol 11:49
  • Twelfth Night 12:34
  • The Mary Lwyd 12:40
  • The Penglog 14:25
  • The Cutty Wren 15:11
  • Tooling and Sowling 15:52
  • St. Valentine's Day 16:45
  • St. Dewi's Day 17:45
  • The Wearing of the Leek 19:10
  • The Traditional St. David 23:41
  • St. Patrick's Day 27:54
  • St. Patrick a Welshman 28:00
  • Shrove Tuesday 29:44

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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.

Bodleian Library Levy Dew Mari Lwyd Penglog Sowling St. Valentine St. Dewi St. David St. Patrick Luther Glamorganshire

pic. New Year's Apple

Cardiff

pic. Three Rays

Avagddu Pembrokeshire Jonah Llef i Dduw

Blwyddyn newydd dda i chwi, Gwyliau llawen i chwi, Meistr a meistres bob un trwy'r ty, Gwyliau llawen i chwi, Codwch yn foreu, a rheswch y tan, A cherddwch i'r ffynon i ymofyn dwr glan.

awen Aberconwy (Conway) Carnarvonshire Gwent Morganwg Rhymney Dingle

pic: Cutty Wren song

soûl St. George St. Andrew Cardigan Carmarthen Lampeter Manby Cymhortha Poictiers Cressy

Pistol & Fluellen

Glyn Hodnant Teify Llandewi Brefi Abel, Noah, Thomas, Peter, Paul & David William the Conqueror Llandeilo Talybont Llantwit Major Rosina Iolo MSS Crammwythau (pancakes)

British Goblins can be found on Archive.org

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

Oct 25 2017

31mins

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Rank #10: Midsummer Eve - British Goblins CT024

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Midsummer Eve to Hallowe'en

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 3 Chapter 3

by Wirt Sikes

All about Midsummer Eve and the Beltane Fires that precede it leading up to Hallowe'en. Sikes tells us about the Three Nights for Spirits that occur at Halloween - a time at which ghosts and fairies walk abroad. He also talks about bobbing for apples and the Fourth of July celebrations in the States, Guy Fawkes' Night and how important it is that it never be forgotten.

  • Midsummer Eve 0:56
  • The Druidic Ceremonies at Pontypridd 1:56
  • The Snake Stone 3:40
  • Beltane Fires 4:32
  • Fourth of July Fires in America 4:42
  • St. Ulric's Day 6:10
  • Carrying Cynog 6:44
  • Marketing on Tombstones 8:06
  • The First Night of Winter 8:28
  • The Three Nights for Spirits 8:40
  • The Tale of Thomas Williams the Preacher 9:30
  • All Hallows Eve Festivities 10:22
  • Running through Fire 11:17
  • Quaint Border Rhymes 12:03
  • The Puzzling Jug 12:58
  • Bobbing for Apples 14:08
  • The Fiery Features of Guy Fawkes' Day 15:12
  • St. Clement's Day 16:35
  • Stripping the Carpenter 16:59

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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.

Pontypridd Beltane St. Ulric Cynog Thomas Williams Guy Fawkes St. Clement St. John's Eve Myfyr Morganwg Kali Belenian Geleiniau Nadroedd Sun-god Beal Barnabe Googe Naogeorgius

'Wheresoever Huldryche hath his place, the people there brings in Both carpes and pykes, and mullets fat, his fauour here to win.'

Brychan Brycheiniog Defynog Nos Calan Gauaf Nos Cyn Gauaf Teir Nos Ysprydnos Mary 'Wissel wassel, bread and possel, Cwrw da, plas yma' Twco am falau crwc gwyntyn Bishop Sanderson Moloch Pembrokeshire

British Goblins can be found on Archive.org

You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.

Try the Celtic Myth Podshow for the Tales and Stories of the Ancient Celts at http://celticmythpodshow.com or on Apple Podcasts.

Our theme music is "Gander at the Pratie Hole" by Sláinte.  You can find their music on the Free Music Archive.

Nov 08 2017

18mins

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Rank #11: The Spirit World - British Goblins CT013

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The Spirit World

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 2 Chapter 1

by Wirt Sikes

In this episode, we look at the similarities between Welsh Ghosts and American Spiritualism, as well as how the ghosts can be classified. Sikes tells us the story of Lady Stradling's ghost, the legend of Catrin Gwynn, the story of the Haunted Bridge and Cadogan's ghost. He finishes the episode by discussing the laws of the Welsh Spirit-World and how the duties that cause ghosts to walk once more upon the earth.

Running Order:

  • Section 1 1:15
    • Modern Superstition regarding Ghosts 1:50
    • American 'Spiritualism' 4:21
  • Section 2 7:17
    • Welsh Beliefs 7:21
  • Section 3 10:22
    • Classification of Welsh Ghosts 10:26
  • Section 4 11:30
    • Departed Mortals 11:33
    • Haunted Houses 12:42
    • Lady Stradling's Ghost 14:28
  • Section 5 15:42
    • The Haunted Bridge 15:46
    • The Legend of Catrin Gwyn 16:38
  • Section 6 18:07
    • Didactic Purpose in Cambrian Apparitions 18:12
    • An Insulted Corpse 18:22
  • Section 7 19:59
    • Duty-performing Ghosts 20:04
  • Section 8 23:45
    • Laws of the Spirit-World 23:50
    • Cadogan's Ghosts 25:28

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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.

Pope Miranda Lady Stradling Catrin Gwyn Coblynau (Thomas) Cadogan Newburyport, Mass. New Bedford Cambridge Hardvard College Prophet Jones Monmouthshire Sadducees Wesley & Luther Arsinoe (umlaut) of Herodotus Ebbw Vale, Glamorganshire Duffryn House, Cardiff Sir Thomas Button St. Donat's Castle Pont Cwnca Bach, Yscanhir, Carmethenshire Rheidol Yn enw y daioni, peidiwch (in the name of heaven, sir, don't go!) White Catti of the Grove Cave Machynleth Gelli Gogo Tregaron, Cardiganshire Mrs. Morgan of Newport Hob y deri dando Ystur-mant Noe, Pembrokeshire Walter John Harry Ebwy Fawr Morgan Lewis Llanvihangel Llantarnam

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Aug 23 2017

28mins

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Rank #12: Spectral Animals - British Goblins CT015

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Spectral Animals

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 2 Chapter 3

by Wirt Sikes

We hear abut ghostly hounds, as well as the Gwyllgi or the Dog of Darkness with the gleaming eyes, about how horses can see terrifying spectres. Sikes tells us the story of Old Anthony and the Dog of Darkness and that of Rebecca Adam who saw and heard its terrible screams..

Running Order:

  • Spectral Animals 00:55
  • The Chained Spirit 3:02
  • The Gwyllgi, or Dog of Darkness 4:28
  • The Legend of Lisworney-Crossways 5:15
  • The Gwyllgi of the Devil's Nags 7:32
  • The Dog of Pant y Madog 8:48
  • Terrors of the Brute Creation at Phantoms 10:08
  • Apparitions of Natural Objects 13:27
  • Phantom Ships and Phantom Islands 14:31

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.

Rev. Mr. Hughes Anglesea Amlwch Village St. Elian Church Gwyllgi Yspaddaden Pencawr Mousiad Lisworney-Crossways Mr. Jenkin Old Anthony David Walter, of Pembrokeshire Cot Moor The Devil's Nags Rebecca Adams Laugharne Castle, Carmarthenshire Pant y Madog Indiana Andrew Jackson Davis Auguste Comte Mauthe Doog Isle of Man Shock of the Norfolk Coast Cwn Annwn

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Sep 06 2017

16mins

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Rank #13: Baleful Storm Spirits - British Goblins CT033

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Baleful Storm Spirits

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 4 Chapter 5

by Wirt Sikes

Baleful Storm Spirits, is all about the spirits of thunder and lightning, hidden treasure and the dragons of Wales. Sikes tells us the story of the Red Lady of Paviland caves and the Treasure Chest under Moel Arthur, the Cavern of the Ravens and the origin of the Red Dragon of Wales.

Running Order:

  • Baleful Storm Spirits 1:48
  • The Shower at the Magic Fountain 2:31
  • Obstacles in the Way of Treasure-Seekers 4:03
  • The Red Lady of Paviland 4:46
  • The Fall of Coychurch Tower 5:23
  • Thunder and Lightning evoked by Digging 6:21
  • The Treasure Chest under Moel Arthur in the Vale of Clwyd 7:32
  • Modern Credulity 8:36
  • The Cavern of the Ravens 10:36
  • The Eagle-guarded Coffer of Castell Coch 12:03
  • Sleeping Warriors as Treasure-Guarders 15:38
  • The Dragon which St. Samson drove out of Wales 16:52
  • Dragons in the Mabinogion 17:48
  • Whence came the Red Dragon of Wales? 18:14
  • The Original Dragon of Mythology 19:41
  • Prototypes of Welsh Caverns and Treasure-Hills 20:27
  • The Goblins of Electricity 21:42

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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.

Paviland Coychurch Tower Moel Arthur Vale of Clwyd Castell Coch St. Samson Sir Kai Arthur Sir Owain Dr. Buckland Constantine St. Crallo Caerau, Cardiganshire Crochan aur Herald Cymraeg Pant-y-Saer crmlech, Anglesea John Jones, Llandudno Isaac JonesGiraldus Kemeys Pembrokeshire St. Bernacus Glamorganshire Ogof Cigfrain Peidiwch! Lord Bute Nantyglyn Yehain Banog Hu gadarn Draig Owen Lawgoch Mynydd Mawr, Carmarthenshire Craig-y-Ddinas Caerleon, Monmouthshire Hesperides Payshtha-more O'Rourke Cadwaladr Thomas Stephens Merddin Nennius Geoffrey Mr. Conway Vortigern

The Red Dragon of Wales

Taliesin Gwion Bach Satanas Klakkr clû Odin Prince Ahmed Poseidon

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Jan 10 2018

23mins

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Rank #14: Household Ghosts and Hidden Treasure - British Goblins CT014

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Household Ghosts and Hidden Treasure

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 2 Chapter 2

by Wirt Sikes

In this superb chapter, we learn about how Welsh ghosts are involved with revealing hidden treasure! Sikes tells us about the ghost of St. Donat, Anne Dewi's ghost, and the ghost on horseback. We also hear about how often Ghosts with their fairy allies transport people through the air - much as occurs within modern American Spiritualism. In addition we learn much of the superstitions surrounding Hares as well as how to exorcise a haunting spirit.

Running Order:

  • Household Ghosts and Hidden Treasures 1:31
  • The Miser of St. Donat's 3:24
  • Anne Dewy's Ghost 5:26
  • The Ghost on Horseback 8:07
  • Hidden Objects of Small Value 10:13
  • Transportation through the Air 12:44
  • From Breconshire to Philadelphia, Pa., in Thirty-Six Hours 14:19
  • Sir David Llwyd, the Magician 18:13
  • The Levitation of Walter Jones 20:09
  • Superstitions regarding Hares 22:27
  • The Legend of Monacella's Lambs 23:14
  • Aerial Transportation in Modern Spiritualism 25:38
  • Exorcising Household Ghosts 28:23
  • The Story of Haunted Margaret 29:50

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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.

Ogmore, Glamorganshire Llantwit Major cwm Llywel parish Thomas Richard, Towy Anne Dewy Tafarn y Garreg Rev. Thomas Lewis Attoch chwi, syr Clifford Castle, Radnorshire Fair Rosamund King Henry II Ty'n-y-Twr, in Carnarvonshire Crumlyn, Monmouthshire River Taff Boobach Apollo to Phaeton 'In medio tutissimus ibis' Ystradgynlais, in Breconshire Thomas Llewellyn Philadelphia in Pennsylvania Elizabeth Gething Ystrad-gynlaisians Sir David Llwyd Lanidloes town, Montgomeryshire Prophet Jones Henry Edmund, of Hafodafel Charles Hugh, of Aberystruth Lanhiddel Landovery, in Carmarthenshire Charles Hugh Langattock Crickhowel Richard the Tailor Walter Jones Newport Risca Michabo Hottentots Monacella's Lambs Pennant Melangell Brochwel Yscythrog, Powys Mr. Home Mr. Guppy Highbury Park tolamb's Conduit Street, London 'de(acute)shabille' Chicago to Milwaukee Illinois Simon Magus Lord Bacon Sir Matthew Hale Addison and Wesley Sgilti Yscawndroed Haunted Margaret, or Marget yr Yspryd Panteg Mrs. Hercules Jenkins, at Trosdra

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Aug 30 2017

33mins

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Rank #15: Sundry Lenten Customs - British Goblins CT023

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Sundry Lenten Customs

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 3 Chapter 2

by Wirt Sikes

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.

  • Sundry Lenten Customs 0:57
  • Mothering Sunday 1:58
  • Palm Sunday 2:09
  • Flowering Sunday 2:15
  • Walking Barefoot to Church 2:52
  • Spiritual Potency of Buns 3:18
  • Good Friday Superstitions 4:20
  • Making Christ's Bed 4:26
  • Bad Odour of Friday 5:00
  • Unlucky Days 5:20
  • Holy Thursday 6:00
  • The Eagle of Snowdon 6:18
  • New Clothing at Easter 6:57
  • Lifting 7:33
  • The Crown of Porcelain 8:10
  • Stocsio 9:05
  • Ball-Playing in Churchyards 11:00
  • The Tump of Lies 12:35
  • Dancing in Churchyards 13:13
  • Seeing the Sun Dance 14:10
  • Calan Ebrill, or All Fools' Day 14:56
  • May Day 15:42
  • The Welsh Maypole 16:33
  • The Daughter of Lludd llaw Ereint 17:31
  • Carrying the Kings of Summer and Winter 18:45

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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.

Snowdon Stocsio Calan Ebrill Lludd llaw Ereint Monmouthshire Cardiff Pembrokeshire Tenby Brahmins of India Giraldus Thor Hampshire Bragawd

pic. Lifting

Rhag i'r feinwen losgi ei thalcen ('Lest the maiden burn her forehead') Aberconwy Pen Twthil Dr. Fosbrooke St. Dogmell's Parish 'Cnwc y Celwydd' videlicet Aberedwy Malkin St. Almedha, Breconshire Ffwl Ebrill Saturnalia Bedwen Bedw Collen Mabinogi Kilhwch & Olwen Gwyn ap Nudd Gwythyr Greidawl Arthur Defynog Yo ho!

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Nov 01 2017

21mins

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Rank #16: Intermission and Book Choice Show - CT034

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Intermission and Book Choice Show - CT034

Next Book for Celtic Tomes We announce that Celtic Tomes is taking a small break while we move house and offer you five amazing books to choose from. Have a listen and decide which book we will read for you when we return after the house move! You can make your choice by sending us an email (see the link above on our shownotes page at cetictomes.libsynm.com), making a comment here on our Shownotes, making your choice on the Polls we manage to set up on Facebook, Twitter etc. You can vote as many times as you like, and all the votes will be counted up and we'll let you know the scores in the first show of the next Book reading.

The Five books to choose from are:

1. Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race, T. W. Rolleston (1911)

2. Religion of the Ancient Celts, J. A. McCulloch (1911)

3. Myth & Folklore of Ireland, Jeremiah Curtin (1889)

4. Fairy & Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry, W. B. Yeats (1888)

5. Welsh Fairy Tales, William E. Griffiths (1921)

Which of these would you like us to read next?

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Mar 15 2018

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Rank #17: Mountain Fairies - British Goblins CT005

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Mountain Fairies

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 1 Chapter 4

by Wirt Sikes

Sikes brings us details of the Gwyllion, frightful female fairies, tells us the tale of John ap John meeting the Old Woman of the Mountain and explores the notion of Exorcism by Knife. He then talks about the magical properties of goats and tells us the fascinating story of Cadwaladr and his Fairy Goat!

Running Order:

  • Section 1 0:50
    • The Gwyllion 1:11
    • The Old Woman of the Mountain 2:04
  • Section 2 5:29
    • The Black Mountain Gwyll 5:32
  • Section 3 7:13
    • Exorcism by Knife 7:18
  • Section 4 10:27
    • Occult Intellectual Powers of Welsh Goats 10:30
    • The Legend of Cadwaladr's Goat 11:00

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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.

Gwyllion Gwyll Cadwaladr Hecate Ellyllon Puck Prophet Jones Lanhyddel Mountain in Monmouthshire Wwb! Ww-bwb! Aberystruth Juan White Shui Lasgarn hill near Pontypool Breconshire Robert Williams Langattock, Crickhowel (Llangatwg in Welsh) John ap John, of Cwm Celyn Caerleon Fair Milfre Mountain Bryn Mawr Bwlch y Llwyn Gilfach fields Indianapolis Evan Thomas Bedwellty Mountain Ebwy Fawr Excalibur Tylwyth Teg diawi Yn awr maiden Camarthen

Coblynau

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Jun 28 2017

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Rank #18: Mystic Wells - British Goblins CT030

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Mystic Wells

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 4 Chapter 2

by Wirt Sikes

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.

Running Order:

  • Their Good and Bad Dispositions 1:46
  • St. Winifred's Well 4:48
  • The Legend of St. Winnifred 6:35
  • Miracles 9:28
  • St. Tecla's Well 11:50
  • St. Dwynwen's 12:44
  • Curing Love Sickness 13:00
  • St. Cynfran's 14:30
  • St. Cynhafal's 15:23
  • Throwing Pins in Wells 15:32
  • Warts 15:36
  • Barry Island and its Legends 17:08
  • Ffynon Gwynwy 20:22
  • Propitiary Gifts to Wells 21:02
  • The Dreadful Cursing Well of St. Elian's 23:09
  • Wells Flowing with Milk 25:34
  • St. Illtyd's 25:50
  • Tafi's Well 28:40
  • Sanford's Well 29:31
  • Origins of Superstitions of this Class 30:48

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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.

St. Winifred St. Tecla St. Cynfran St. Cynhafal Barry Island Ffynon Gwynwy St. Elian's St. Illtyd's Tafi Sanford Lourdes, France Cambria Ffynon Mair (Well of Mary) Holywell Duke of Westminster Drayton St. Winifred, or Gwenfrewi Elerius Robert of Salop Cotton MSS. Caradoc St. Beino Lethean Denbighshire Gwern Degla Llandegla Llandwyn, Anglesea Dan Cupid Ffynon Dwynwen (Fountain of Venus) Iolo MSS. Seithenhin the Drunkard Aphrodite      'Rhad Duw a Chynfran lwydd ar y da!'      (the grace of God and blessed Cynfran on the cattle) Brychan Abergeleu St. George's Well Pennant Mars Llangynhafal parish, Denbighshire Gloucestershire Barry Island, near Cardiff St. Barruc, or Barri Lord Windsor St. Cadoc Gwalches Merlin Camarthen Etna Stromboli Typhonn Vulcan Camden Malkin Ffynon Gwynwy, near Llangelyniin church, Carnarvonshire Archaeologia Cambrensis Pliny Clitumnus Cyff-elian Llanelian, Denbighshire Penrhos Gower, near Swansea John the Baptist Canute River Taff Newton Nottage, Glamorganshire

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Dec 20 2017

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Rank #19: Legendary Welsh Stones - British Goblins CT031

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Legendary Welsh Stones

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 4 Chapter 3

by Wirt Sikes

Ancient Welsh stones that could move about by themselves and how the Saxon King Edgar the Peaceable passed a law forbidding Stone Worship. How stones could be linked to water, such as the healing powers of Canna's Chair which only worked after drinking from St. Canna's Well. Sikes also tells us about Talking Stones, Expanding Stones and the Stone of Invisibility which is one of the Thirteen Treasures of Britain.

Running Order:

  • Personal Attributes of Legendary Welsh Stones 1:46
  • Stone Worship 2:43
  • Canna's Stone Chair 3:40
  • Miraculous Removals of Stones 4:45
  • The Walking Stone of Eitheinn 5:32
  • The Thigh Stone 6:26
  • The Talking Stone in Pembrokeshire 7:47
  • The Expanding Stone 9:12
  • Magic Stones in the 'Mabinogion' 10:07
  • The Stone of Invisibility 10:15
  • The Stone of Remembrance 11:29
  • Stone Thief-catchers 12:45
  • Stones of Healing 14:09
  • Stones at Cross-roads 15:40
  • Memorials of King Arthur 17:19
  • Round Tables, Carns, Pots, etc. 17:38
  • Arthur's Quoits 19:14
  • The Gigantic Ross-tossers of Old 19:49
  • Mol Walbec and the Pebble in her Show 20:25
  • The Giant of Trichrug 22:10
  • Giants and the Mythology of the Heavens 23:21
  • The Legend of Rhitta Gawr 24:00

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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.

Canna Eitheinn Mol Walbec Trichrug Rhitta Gawr Edgar the Peacable Canute Carmarthenshire Canna's Stone

Saint Canna's Chair

Llangan Ffynon Canna Parc y Fontwent      'Llangan, dyma'r fan'      (Llangan, here is the spot' Nennius Anglesea Cerevus Menai Builth King Arthur Cabal Troynt Carn Cabal Giraldus Maen Morddwyd Hugh, Earl of Chester King Henry I Llechlafar River Alyn St. David's Church, Pembrokeshire St. Gowan's Chapel Caerleon, Monmouthshire Ring of Luned Owen, son of Urien Ring of Gyges Rhonabwy Iddawc Peredur Etlym St. David's, Llanfaes Mowddwy St. Tydecho Maelgwyn Gwynedd Maenhir Dysgwylfa Crumlyn, Monmouthshire Llanberis Canrig Bwt Adrian Denbighshire Llanfihangel Dolwillim River Tawe Merlin River Sawdde Llangadock Mynydd Du Pen Arthur Cader Idris Dolgelly Machynlleth Castle of Hay Llowes Churchyard Hu Gadarn Cadwaladr Rhitta Gawr Brutus Idris Gawr Cymry Côr Gawr Killara Cardiganshire Gwydion Gwyn, son of Nudd

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Dec 27 2017

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Rank #20: Early Inscribed Stones - British Goblins CT032

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Early Inscribed Stones

British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) Book 4 Chapter 4

by Wirt Sikes

Early Inscribed Stones tells us all about famous stones that dance, superstitions about rocking stones, and Cromlechs. Sikes tells us the story of the Sagranus Stone and the White Lady, and how humans can be turned into stone. He finishes by telling us about the fairy legends, and the fairy castle at St. Nicholas.

Running Order:

  • Early Inscribed Stones 1:50
  • The Stone Pillar of Banwan Bryddin, near Neath 3:54
  • Catastrophe accompanying its Removal 5:04
  • The Sagranus Stone and the White Lady 5:52
  • The Dancing Stones of Stackpool 6:39
  • Human Beings changed to Stones 7:17
  • St. Ceyna and the Serpents 9:39
  • The Devil's Stone at Llanarth 11:21
  • Rocking Stones and their accompanying Superstitions 12:59
  • The Suspended Altar of Loin-Garth 13:31
  • Cromlechs and their Fairy Legends 14:53
  • The Fairies' Castle at St. Nicholas, Glamargonshire 15:40
  • The Stone of the Wolf Bitch 17:00
  • The Welsh Melusine 17:32
  • Parc y Bigwrn Cromlech 18:50
  • Connection of these Stones with Ancient Druidism 20:01

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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.

Banwan Bryddin Sagranus Stone St. Ceyna Llanarth Loin-Garth St. Nicholas, Glamargonshire Melusine (french) Parc y Bigwrn Maen Llythyrog Margam Abbey, Glamorganshire      'Marci Caritini Filii Bericii' Lady Mackworth Rev. Mr. Williams Tir-y-Cwm Gnoll Gardens      'Dur'n catwo ni!' Cymro or Saeson Sagranus Stone at St. Dogmell's, Pembrokeshire Stackpool Warren Horestone Park Sais's Fpord Moelfre Hill, Carnarvonshire Llandyfrydog, Anglesea Carreg y Lleidr Rolldritch (Rhwyldrech?) Prince Brychan, Breconshire River Severn Camden Bristol Keynsham Cornu Ammonis Llanarth, Aberaeron, Cardignashire Diawl Mecca Pontypridd Nennius Loin-garth, Gower St. Illtyd Frennifawr

Fairy Frolic at the Cromlech

Castle Correg Korreds & korregs Haute Auvergne Pirols fée Melusina Gast Rhymhi      'Ange par la figure, et serpent par la reste' Pressina Kilhwch and Olwen Parc-y-Bigwrn, Llanboidy, Carmarethenshire John Jones

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Jan 03 2018

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