Giants, fairies and creatures of all shapes and sizes have inhabited this land for as long as humans.
It is hard to find a mountain, river or lake in Snowdonia with no mythological or folkloric connection.
Folklore and mythology would be passed on by word of mouth, and they have evolved over the centuries. Legends and tales all over Britain share the same type of imagery and structures.
Mythology teaches us that we are custodians of the landscape.
A band of red-haired robbers and highwaymen feared by the people of Dinas Mawddwy during the 16th century.
A tale of pride and jealousy which includes some of the most iconic scenes in Welsh folklore.
One of the defining characters of Y Mabinogi, Bloduwedd was a mythical woman made of flowers.
One of Snowdonia’s most famous giants lends his name to one of the National Park’s most popular peaks, Cader Idris.
The story of the mythical city of Cantre’r Gwaelod—drowned due to the drunken antics of Seithenyn.
The story of Gelert is one of the most famous tales in Snowdonia and is the inspiration behind one of the most popular villages in the National Park, Beddgelert.
This tale, situated in the Bala area, has it all—witches, giants, potions and mythical transformations.