Rhiannon Hughes (ed.) - Legends of the Mist (NEL, Sept. 1972)
Peter Goodfellow ?
I. Legendary Tales The Lady of the Fountain Merlin and the History of Tom Thumb The Legend of the Mountain Bard
II.Witchcraft and Satanism Satan Playing Cards on Rhyd-y-Cae Bridge, Pentrevoelas Satan Snatching a Man Up Into the Air Satan Frightening a Man For Gathering Nuts On Sunday Satan Taking Possession Of a Man Who Fished On Sunday Satan Taking Possession Of a Man Who Travelled On Sunday Satan Outwitted The Devil’s Tree by Eglwys Rhos Witches Transforming Themselves Into Cats The Witches Revenge on Huw Llwyd A Witch transformed into a Hare injured by one whom she tormented Ceriden and Gwion (Gwiawn) Bach’s Transformation How To Break, or Protect People From a Witch's Spell
III. Supernatural The Murderess The Inﬁdel The Sighs of Ulla The Curse of Pantannas Goronwy Tudor and The Witches of Llanddona Nansi Llwyd and The Dog of Darkness
From the land of the mist, this anthology brings together some of the best short fantasy fiction. From the legends of King Arthur and Merlin, the curious romantic tales of the Mabinogion, to the anecdotes and tales still related over the hearthstone, this collection is one to be treasured.
In 'Legends of the Mist', noted anthologist Rhiannon Hughes has brought alive again a rich vein of superlative Welsh storytelling to be enjoyed by readers everywhere.
Too daunting to tackle at present, though 'Supernatural' section inspires cautious confidence. Love the cover painting.
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.