Early Inscribed Stones
British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881)
Book 4 Chapter 4
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.
- 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
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.
St. Nicholas, Glamargonshire
Parc y Bigwrn
Margam Abbey, Glamorganshire
'Marci Caritini Filii Bericii'
Rev. Mr. Williams
'Dur'n catwo ni!'
Cymro or Saeson
Sagranus Stone at St. Dogmell's, Pembrokeshire
Moelfre Hill, Carnarvonshire
Carreg y Lleidr
Prince Brychan, Breconshire
Llanarth, Aberaeron, Cardignashire
Fairy Frolic at the Cromlech
Korreds & korregs
'Ange par la figure, et serpent par la reste'
Kilhwch and Olwen
Parc-y-Bigwrn, Llanboidy, Carmarethenshire
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