A Cockerel Crowing In the Night, Death Portents in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Unknown Wales
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Category: Death Portents
Sub Category: Birds and Beasts
Title: A Cockerel Crowing In the Night


This, too, was thought to foretell a death, but whose death depended on the direction of the bird’s head whilst crowing.  As soon as the crowing was heard someone went to ascertain the position of the cock’s head. When it was seen that his head was turned from their own house towards someone else’s abode, the dwellers in that house slept in peace, believing that a neighbour and not one of themselves, was about to die.  It was supposed that to make the prognostication sure, the cock would have to crow three times in succession before or about midnight, and in the same direction.


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