Bendith Y Mamau

Bendith y Mamau (bendith er mamigh) ‘The Mothers’ Blessing’  which was the name of the fairies of the Carmarthenshire country in Wales; this saying became a prayer spoken to ward-off harm. These are faerie-goblin cross-breed and are known to  steal children, elf-ride horses and visit houses.  They have the ill-disposition and ugly appearance of goblins, but the glaymor of faeries. They usually live in clans in underground caverns, and do not enjoy the company of humans. Bendith Y Mamau go out of their way to make people’s lives unpleasant. Stealing cattle and children, killing farm animals, and breaking important tools are some of their favorite pastimes.Bowls of milk were put out for them. It is significant that they are associated with the triple form of the Goddess.