Hare, Birds and Beasts in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Denbigh Wales
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Title: Hare


Cæsar, bk. v., ch. xii., states that the Celts “do not regard it lawful to eat the hare, the cock, and the goose; they, however, breed them for amusement and pleasure.” This gives a respectable age to the superstitions respecting these animals. Mention has already been made of witches turning themselves into hares. This superstition was common in all parts of North Wales.| The Rev. Lewis Williams, rector of Prion, near Denbigh, told me the following tales of this belief:—|A witch that troubled a farmer in the shape of a hare, was shot by him. She then transformed herself into her natural form, but ever afterwards retained the marks of the shot in her nose.


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