The Powers of Bells
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 3 Chapter 6
In this chapter, we learn that the sound of Brass bells can break enchantments, how they could exorcise spirits and even foretell storms. Sikes also tells us the story of how a stolen Church Bell was carried home to Wales by a very determined horse.
- Base of the Primeval Mythology 0:54
- Bells and their Ghosts 1:36
- The Bell that committed Murder and was damned for it 3:55
- The Occult Powers of Bells 7:32
- Their Work as Detectives, Doctors, etc. 9:43
- Legend of the Bell of Rhayader 11:24
- St. Illtyd's Wonderful Bell 14:20
- The Golden Bell of Llandaff 14:32
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.
Langorse Pool, Breconshire
Llewellyn ap Iorweth, Lord of Caerleo
Llanfair Duffryn Clwyd
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