Horse, 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: Horse


A white horse figures in the superstition of school children. When the writer (Rev. E. Owen) was a lad in school at Llanidloes, it was believed that if a white horse were met in the morning it was considered lucky, and should the boy who first saw the horse spit on the ground, and stealthily make the sign of a cross with his toe across the spittle, he was certain to find a coin on the road, or have a piece of money given to him before the day was over; but he was not to divulge to anyone what he had done, and for the working of the charm it was required that he should make sure that the horse was perfectly white, without any black hairs in any part of the body.


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