"The Dark Ones"

Welsh fairy women who, like Pwch, lead travelers astray. Like the Irish/Scottish du sith, these are "dark" elves, malevolent figures who inhabit the mountains, unlike the more friendly ellyllon, the "light" elves of Welsh folklore, who inhabit the woods. The gwyllion are typified by the Old Woman of the Mountain who haunts Lanhyddel Mountain in Monmouthshire.

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Mary Jones 2004