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Monday, 20 July 2020

Welsh myths and legends - Llamhigyn Y Dwr, or the Water Leaper.


Continuing my series of weird and wonderful Welsh mythical creatures, we return to the water this week, and a creature known as Llamhigyn Y Dwr, or the Water Leaper. It is an evil creature, described as a monstrous, carnivorous toad with a long tail and  bat's wings instead of legs, having no hind legs. The tail has a sting on the end.

 It jumps across the water using its wings, hence its name.

It is especially prevalent around two Welsh lakes - Llyn Gwynan and Llyn Glas,where it preys on unwary sheep or dogs, takes the bait and fish off fishermen's hooks and can even pull the fishermen themselves into the lake,, The water leapers are fast, powerful swimmers, capable of pulling an angler out of a boat. So, if you ever go fishing in a Welsh lake, please be very, very careful!



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6 comments:

  1. That's frightening. I've had a rash of spammers, too. Surely they don't think anyone is going to click on their links.

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    1. 'Tis a bit, isn't it, Caroline! :) These spammers drive one wild don't they, as you say, most folks know better than to click the spammy links now, but they keep trying to con people! However much I tighten my security this one low life persists - but his posts never see the light of day as I obviously never approve them!

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  2. I'm enjoying your series on Welsh myths. Maybe I can use one or two of the creatures in my next story.

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  3. Thanks Aurora - yes, some of the creatures make for wonderful fiction - I've use one of two - like the Ellylldan, or fire goblins, myself!

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  4. This one is a scary. Makes sharks almost benign when speaking of not going near the water.

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  5. I agree, Teresa, I'd be terrified to be confronted with a Water Leaper! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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