Water leaper

Water leaper

The Water Leaper, also known as "Llamhigyn Y Dwr", is a creature from Welsh folklore that lived in swamps and ponds.

It is described as a giant frog with a bat's wings instead of forelegs, no hind legs, and a long, lizard-like tail. It jumps across the water using its wings, hence its name.

It was blamed for problems ranging from snapping fishing lines to eating livestock or even fishermen.


* Katharine Briggs, "An Encyclopeidia of Fairies, Hobgoblins, Brownies, Boogies, and Other Supernatural Creatures", "Llamhigyn Y Dwr", p270. ISBN 0-394-73467-X

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