EP25 The Secret Islands of the Faeries: King Arthur and y Tylwyth Teg
Welsh folklore tells us that the fairy folk of Wales can be traced back to the times of King Arthur and the secret islands in the Welsh waters.
But what connection do they have with the legendary island of Avalon, and why are they called y Tylwyth Teg in Welsh?
Join Mark Rees as he explores these questions and more in this episode of the Ghosts & Folklore of Wales podcast.
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Published by The History Press, here’s the blurb:
Wales’ history is packed with peculiar customs and curious characters. Here you will discover alien landscapes, ancient druids and a Victorian ghost hunter.
Find out why revellers would carry a decorated horse’s skull on a pole door to door at Christmastime, how an eccentric inventor hoped to defeat Hitler with his futuristic ray gun, and why a cursed wall is protected by a global corporation for fear it might destroy a town.
From the folklore surrounding the red dragon on the flag, to the evolution of the song ‘Sosban Fach’, this compendium of weird and wonderful facts will surprise and delight even the most knowledgeable resident or visitor.