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In "Welsh Folk-Lore: A Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales," author Elias Owen meticulously curates an enchanting compilation of traditional Welsh folklore. Delving deep into the rich oral history and mythical traditions of North Wales, Owen weaves a captivating tapestry of legends, fables, and folktales that is bound to transport readers into a world brimming with magic, mystery, and timeless wisdom.

One of the most striking aspects of this collection is Owen's ability to breathe life into the characters and settings of these ancient tales. From noble knights to mischievous fairies, from haunted castles to shimmering lakes, each story comes alive with vivid details that ignite the imagination. The author's descriptive prowess effortlessly paints vibrant images in the reader's mind, making it impossible not to become fully immersed in the folklore.

Owen's meticulous approach to researching and presenting these Welsh folk tales shines through in the careful selection and organization of the stories. He effortlessly blends familiar motifs and timeless themes—from the power of love and friendship to the triumph of good over evil—making this collection accessible to both seasoned folklore enthusiasts and those who are encountering these enchanting tales for the first time. Each story is thoughtfully annotated, providing valuable historical context and shedding light on the cultural significance of the narratives.

What sets "Welsh Folk-Lore" apart from other folklore collections is Owen's deep reverence for the traditions and heritage he explores. It is evident that he approaches these tales with genuine respect and admiration, ensuring that their essence remains intact while adapting the storytelling for a wider audience. His dedication to authenticity is palpable, as he seamlessly blends elements of ancient Welsh culture with his own imaginative touches, creating a harmonious balance between the old and the new.

Moreover, Owen's passion for preserving these stories for future generations becomes palpable throughout the book. His meticulous research and dedication to accuracy, combined with his masterful storytelling, make this work an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Welsh folklore and mythology. The book serves as a bridge between past and present, an homage to the timeless wisdom that resides within these tales, and a catalyst for sparking curiosity and appreciation for a rich cultural heritage.

While some readers may yearn for a more extensive exploration of the various regions and their unique folklore, it is important to understand that "Welsh Folk-Lore" primarily focuses on North Welsh tales. However, this does not detract from the overall value and enjoyment derived from the stories presented.

In conclusion, Elias Owen's "Welsh Folk-Lore: A Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" is a captivating journey into the heart and soul of Welsh heritage. Featuring a delightful tapestry of magical beings, heroic deeds, and haunting landscapes, this meticulously researched collection resonates with authenticity and passion. It is a testament to the power of storytelling, reminding us of the timeless lessons and enchantment that lie within our cultural folklore. Whether you are a folklore enthusiast, a lover of Welsh culture, or simply in search of a captivating read, this book is a treasure trove that will leave you both captivated and enlightened.

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WELSH FOLK LORE a collection by the Rev. Elias Owen, M.A., F.S.A.

CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE i PREFACE iii vi INDEX vii xii ESSAY 1 352 LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS 353 359

WELSH FOLK LORE A COLLECTION OF THE FOLK TALES AND LEGENDS OF NORTH WALES BEING THE PRIZE ESSAY OF THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD 1887, BY THE REV. ELIAS OWEN, M.A, F.S.A.

PREFACE

To this Essay on the "Folk lore of North Wales," was awarded the first prize at the Welsh National Eisteddfod, held in London, in 1887. The prize consisted of a silver medal, and 20 pounds. The adjudicators were Canon Silvan Evans, Professor Rhys, and Mr Egerton Phillimore, editor of the Cymmrodor .

By an arrangement with the Eisteddfod Committee, the work became the property of the publishers, Messrs. Woodall, Minshall, & Co., who, at the request of the author, entrusted it to him for revision, and the present Volume is the result of his labours... Continue reading book >>




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