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Hwch Ddu Gwta Neclis a Clustdlysau | Hwch Ddu Gwta Necklace and Earrings

Hwch Ddu Gwta Neclis a Clustdlysau | Hwch Ddu Gwta Necklace and Earrings

Rhifyn arbennig Calan Gaeaf Special!

Wedi'i wneud â law yng Nghymru | Handmade in Wales

Yr Hwch Ddu Gwta (Tailless Black Sow) plays a big part in Nos Galan Gaeaf, which is the night before Calan Gaeaf (the first day of winter) observed on 1af o Dachwedd (1st November).

 

Our ancestors believed that on Nos Galan Gaeaf, evil spirits would be able to visit from their world, and they would avoid churchyards and any places where they thought spirits would gather. A bonfire would be lit to help keep these spirits away, but when it died out they'd have to run home quickly before the Hwch Ddu Gwta, which roamed the countryside with Y Ladi Wen (a headless lady wearing white), would catch them!

 

One rhyme tells of how the last child out on Nos Galan Gaeaf would be eaten by this terrifying beast!

 

"Adref, adref, am y cyntaf, Hwch Ddu Gwta a gipio'r ola!"

"Home, home at once, the tailless black sow shall snatch the last!"

 

We quite like spooky stuff, so we thought it'd be fun to turn this scary creature into costume jewellery for this festive season:

 

- Charms are black acrylic with etched detail

- Pendant charm is approx. 100mm across

- Earring charm approx. 60mm across

Chain* shown is chunky silver plated, approx. 600mm

Earring findings* shown are silver plated

 

All jewellery sets are presented in a recyclable gift box (made from recycled materials).

 

* Limited availabilty. Earring findings default is silver.

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