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Fan Nedd (north east) (Round Cairn) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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11th December 2017ce

The Devil's Arrows (Standing Stones) — Links

The Smell of Water - The Devil's Arrows


fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
10th December 2017ce

Fron Goch Camp (Hillfort) — Folklore

Dick the Fiddler's Money

The adventures of rakish Richard (a 'fiddler' in more ways than one, not to mention waste of space husband to his long suffering wife) featuring his dodgy bewitched seashell currency obtained whilst returning home from Darowen. The hamlet displayed some political 'comment' of rather dubious intellect in its windows at the time of my visit. Hence I did not attempt to engage any local - why bother? - instead making straight for the excellent Fron Goch Camp rising above. Superb viewpoint, it has to be said.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb27.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce

Moel y Garnedd, Gwastadros (Cairn(s)) — Folklore

Bala Lake

Long, long ago, there was a fertile valley where now roll the waters of Bala Lake.

"At last he reached the top of a hill, some considerable distance 'from the palace".... Although the story isn't specific - mythical legends, eh? - I guess it's not utterly unreasonable to suppose Moel y Garnedd, overlooking Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), may have been the inferred destination of the harper... being an old man and presumably not up to a trek up any mountain proper:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb23.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce

Dyffryn Mymbyr (Cairn(s)) — Folklore

More fairy capers involving the "Fair Family", this time concerning changelings at Dyffryn Mymbyr:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb43.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce

Yr Wyddfa (Cairn(s)) — Folklore

The Mantle of Kings' Beards:

An account of the titanic, legendary struggle between King Arthur and Rhitta Gawr. Needless to say Arthur emerged victorious - well he would, wouldn't he? - the story (arguably) lending credence to the theory that Yr Wyddfa Fawr (Snowdon) was once crowned by the premier Bronze Age cairn in all Wales:

"...And Rhitta gave up the ghost, and was buried on the top of the highest mountain of Eryri, and each of his soldiers placed a stone on his tomb. The place was afterwards known as Gwyddfa Rhitta, Rhitta's Barrow, but the English call it Snowdon."

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb39.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce

Mynydd Pen-cyrn (Cairn(s)) — Folklore

Concerning one Ifan Sion Watkin - generally once apparently known as Ianto Coedcae - and his far out trip upon Mynydd Pen Cyrn. With "an abundance of strong ale and old mead to drink" one is tempted to hypothesise that the gentleman was pissed... however isn't it funny how such legendary antics find themselves associated with great Bronze Age sites?

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb21.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce

Carnedd Lwyd, Tyrrau Mawr (Cadair Idris) (Cairn(s)) — Folklore

The Fairy Harp:

A reminder to visitors out and about in the environs of this fine mountain to keep an eye out; not just for his giant-ness, Mr Idris (shouldn't be too hard to spot, to be fair)... but also the diminutive fairies at the other end of the scale, which, according to local lore, used to do the rounds knocking on locals' doors. Suffice to say it would appear wise not to upset the little people. Good for your elf, one might conclude:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb19.htm

oh, and... The Man with the Green Weeds:

A cautionary tale for those intent upon venturing to the summit of Cadair Idris - yeah, Idris's Chair itself. You have been warned!

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb53.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce

Mynydd Mawr (Round Cairn) — Folklore

The Fairy Wife... apparently there were interesting goings on around Llyn y Dywarchen (the Lake of the Sod) back in the day:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb15.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce
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