The Corwrion Version of the Fairy Mother and the Human Midwife, Fairies in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Unknown (mentions Corwrion in the story but may be Corwen?) Wales
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Title: The Corwrion Version of the Fairy Mother and the Human Midwife


One of the Fairies came to a midwife who lived at Corwrion and asked her to come with him and attend on his wife.  Off she went with him, and she was astonished to be taken into a splendid palace.  There she continued to go night and morning to dress the baby for some time, until one day the husband asked her to rub her eyes with a certain ointment he offered her.  She did so and found herself sitting on a tuft of rushes and not in a palace.  There was no baby and all had disappeared.  Some time afterwards she happened to go to the town and whom should she see busily buying various wares but the Fairie on whose wife she had been attending.  She addressed him with the question, “How are you, today?”  Instead of answering her he asked, “How do you see me?”  “With my eyes,” was the prompt reply. “Which eye?” he asked.  “This one,” said she, pointing to it and instantly he disappeared, never more to be seen by her.


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