Faerie Brides, Drowned Towns and the Door to the Otherworld in Welsh Folklore

Under the influence!

This article was originally posted on the #FolkloreThursday.com as Folklore of the Welsh Lakes: Reflecting on Faerie Brides, Drowned Towns, and the Otherworldby zteve t evans September 28th, 2017.

Aske Edvard Munch [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Welsh Lakes

There are may lakes scattered around Wales, each with their own unique characteristics and history. Many also have the most amazing legends and folklore associated with them, and the purpose of this work is to discuss some of them. This work does not attempt to be academic or scholarly. Instead, it attempts to explore thoughts that are more intuitive and reflective, and hopefully look towards stimulating ideas within the reader to construct their own interpretations of the folk tales and lakes mentioned should they wish to. 

A few things to note: Articles on the following lakes (Lake Bala also known as Llyn Tegid, Llyn Barfog, Kenfig Pool, Llyn Coch or…

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2 thoughts on “Faerie Brides, Drowned Towns and the Door to the Otherworld in Welsh Folklore

  1. Fascinating.

    I find the idea of a lake as a gateway fascinating. (I notice it turns up quietly in Lewis’s Narnian Chronicles, too — in the ‘Wood Between the Worlds’ in *The Magician’s Nephew*.

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  2. Indeed, it is a fascinating idea. The more I read about the civilization of the Celts, the more I realize that water featured prominently in their lives. The lands of the Otherworld were imagined as islands under the sea or beyond the ocean, and one could travel to them by diving into a river or a lake.


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