The Candle and Pin Divination, Divination in Welsh folklore and mythology, a tale from Unknown Wales
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Title: The Candle and Pin Divination


The candle and pin divination process is as follows: A couple of young women meet and stick pins in a candle. If the divination acts properly the last pin drops out of the candle at 12 o’clock at night and then the future husband of the girl to whom that pin belongs appears.| A young woman and her friend took part in this prying into the future and exactly at 12 o’clock her companion’s pin fell out of the candle. At that very instant there was a knocking at the door and in great fright both ran upstairs. Alas, the knocking continued and her friend put her head out of the window to enquire who was there. The man at the door became her husband, though at the time they were consulting the future she was desperately in love with another man.


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