British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 1 Chapter 4
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!
- 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
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.
Lanhyddel Mountain in Monmouthshire
Lasgarn hill near Pontypool
Langattock, Crickhowel (Llangatwg in Welsh)
John ap John, of Cwm Celyn
Bwlch y Llwyn
Yn awr maiden
British Goblins can be found on Sacred Texts.
You can find out more about Wirt Sikes on Wikipedia.