A Crowing Hen, Death Portents in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Unknown Wales
Cartref >  
Category: Death Portents
Sub Category: Birds and Beasts
Title: A Crowing Hen

This bird, too, is supposed to indicate the death of an inmate of the house which is its home; or, if not the death, some sore disaster to one or other of the members of that family.  The poor hen, though, as soon as it is heard crowing, certainly foretells its own death, for no one will keep such an uncanny bird on the premises and consequently the crowing hen loses its life.| It is a common saying that—| A whistling woman, and a crowing hen, Are neither good for God nor men.| Should a hen lay a small egg it was to be thrown over the head and over the roof of the house, or a death would follow.

Find information on "A Crowing Hen", and Death Portents, in Unknown Wales. Celtic and Welsh mythology and folklore in the Walesdirectory.co.uk.