The Piskey-Purse Legends and Tales of North Cornwall

The Piskey-Purse Legends and Tales of North Cornwall➚ [KINDLE] ❄ The Piskey-Purse Legends and Tales of North Cornwall By Enys Tregarthen ➤ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The scene of The Piskey Purse is from Polzeath Bay in maps called Hayle Bay, which is not its local name , in St Minver parish This charming spot was once much frequented by the Piskeys and other fair The scene of The Legends and Kindle ´ Piskey Purse is from Polzeath Bay in maps called Hayle Bay, which is not its local name , in St Minver parish This charming spot was once much frequented by the Piskeys and other fairy folk, and many a quaint story used to be told about them by the old people of The Piskey-Purse ePUB ✓ that place, which some of us still remember The spot most favoured by the Piskeys for dancing was Pentire Glaze cliffs, where, alas half a dozen lodging houses now stand But the marks of fairy feet are not, they say, all obliterated, and the rings where Piskeys danced may yet be seen on the great headland of Piskey-Purse Legends and PDF È Pentire, and tiny paths called Piskey Walks are still there on the edge of some of the cliffs The Magic Pail is a West Cornwall story, the x scene of which is laid on a moorland between Carn Kenidzhek the Hooting Carn and Carn Boswavas, and not a great distance from the once celebrated Ding Dong tin mineThe ancient town of Padstow provides the Witch in the Well lovely Harlyn Bay, in the parish of St Merryn, is the scene of Borrowed Eyes and Ears and the Little White Hare is from the Vale of Lanherne, at St Mawgan in PydarReaders will gather from these tales that we have several kinds of fairies in Cornwall the Good Little People, the Merry Little People, and the Bad Little People To the latter belong the Spriggans, who are spiteful and lovers of money, and who have all the hidden treasures in their keeping The Merry Little People are the Piskeys and the Nightriders, and are the best known of all the Wee Folk The Piskeys are always dancing, laughing, and carrying on Their special delight is in leading the traveller astray, and who is at their mercy till he turns a garment inside out The Nightriders take horses out of the stable and ride them over the moors and downs when their owners are in bedThere are many quaint accounts as to the origin of the Cornish fairies According to one tradition they are the Druids, who, because they opposed Christianity xi when it was first preached in Cornwall, were made to dwindle in size till they became the Little People they now are The worst opposers of the Christian Faith dwindled to ants Another tradition says that the Wee Folk are the original inhabitants of Cornwall, who lived here long centuries before the Birth Star of the Babe of Bethlehem was seen in the East In North Cornwall they are still sometimes called the little Ancient People Whoever the Cornish fairies are, and whatever their origin, they are not without their interest from the folklore point of view, and we hope that these stories about them will be pleasing, not only to Cornish people themselves, but to those who come to visit the land outside England I am indebted to my kind publishers for their deep interest in these folklore tales, and to Mr J Ley Pethybridge, a Cornishman, for so faithfully depicting many of the scenes referred to. Such a dear book to be read with a cup of hot cocoa or rolling down the meadow In any age Loved the stories but was looking forinfo outside of the folk tales For example, I m curious what information has been passed down vie superstition Cornish culture Nonetheless a fun read Pixie Folklore Legends by Elizabeth Yates 1995 Pixie Folklore Legends by Elizabeth Yates 1995