EP54 The Magic of Water: Wash with vampires, fight evil spirits, turn water into wine and protect coffee from witches - it's all on this fascinating Welsh on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast!

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Water has many uses in Welsh folklore, from repelling evil to bringing good luck.

Some of these traditions are practical, such as not spilling this most valuable of commodities, while others are more gothic in nature, and concern vampires, spirits, and witches.

Do any of these old customs still work today? Join author Mark Rees (Ghosts of Wales) as he goes in search of the watery secrets on the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales podcast.

What is the Ghosts and Folklore of Wales with Mark Rees podcast?

In early 2020, Mark Rees launched the world’s first podcast dedicated to Welsh ghost stories, folklore, myths and legends.

By combining his unique research and insights from many books and articles with long-lost tales from dusty old tomes, this weird and wonderful podcast takes a fascinating look at the country's countless curious subjects.

New episodes are uploaded every Thursday and feature everything from real-life encounters with pesky poltergeists to fantastical beasts from the Mabinogion and the skulled-headed Christmas favourite herself, the Mari Lwyd.

Be sure to subscribe, and for more details and to get in touch with Mark Rees, please visit:

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