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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

Dinas Emrys (Hillfort) — Folklore

Dimas Emrys... Why the Red Dragon is the Emblem of Wales... and why every proud Welshman/Welshwoman (not to mention Briton... or anyone else, for that matter) able to make a visit to this haunting site really should do so:

http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/wfb/wfb11.htm
GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
10th December 2017ce

Fan Nedd (Northern summit) (Cairn(s)) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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