Spider, Birds and Beasts in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Llanidloes Wales
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Category: Birds and Beasts
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Title: Spider

The long-legged spider, or, as it is generally called in Wales, the Tailor, is an object of cruel sport to children. | They catch it, and then handle it roughly, saying the while:| Old Harry long-leg, Cannot say his prayers, Catch him by the right leg, Catch him by the left leg, And throw him down stairs;| and then one leg after the other is plucked off, and the poor creature is left to die miserably.|  This was done in Llanidloes.

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