Welsh Legends: The Bride From the Red Lake

The following is a reblog of Welsh Legends: The Bride From the Red Lake by Zteve T Evans on 27/04/2017. This is taken from one of my favorite websites about myths, legends, and folklore. This is a poignant tale about a Welsh farmer falling in love with a woman from the spiritual Otherworld. Though the couple marry and are very happy together, the mortal man could not keep his side of the bargain that he made with his wife’s father. As a result, he loses her when he inadvertently breaks the agreement. It is often the case in Welsh folklore that when humans do fall in love with maidens from the Otherworld, or have dealings with its people, a sad ending is the result.

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From #FolkloreThursday.com

By zteve t evans 27/04/2017

Folklore of the Welsh Lakes: The Bride from the Red Lake

adolf_echtler_e28093_a_water_nymph By Adolf Echtler (1843–1914) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Llyn Coch, or the Red Lake, is a Welsh lake situated on Mount Snowdon an area steeped in legend and folklore. One legend tells how a mortal man made a contract that allowed him to take a bride from the Otherworld that he had met at the Red Lake and fallen in love with.  However, it was essential he abide by the terms of that contract.  In Welsh tradition and folklore, there are a number of similar examples where a mortal man takes a bride from the Otherworld and they live happily together, sometimes having children, but there is often a sad ending. One example is found in the tale of the Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach.  In many cases the man…

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