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.

References

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


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of legendary creatures by type — This is a list of legendary creatures from mythology, folklore and fairy tales, sorted by their classification or affiliation. Creatures from modern fantasy fiction and role playing games are not included. Contents 1 Angels 2 Artificial creatures …   Wikipedia

  • List of monsters — This is a list of monsters, mythical, legendary, and fictional. The list is organized by Region and the mythologies, legends, and literature that came from said region. They are then organized alphabetically. It is by no means complete or… …   Wikipedia

  • Список эпизодов мультсериала Мир Квеста — Логотип мультипликационного сериала Мир Квеста Основная статья: Мир Квеста Эта статья Список эпизодов мультсериала Мир Квеста. В ней собраны названия и описания всех эпизодов мультсериала Мир Квеста. Сначала мультсериала насчитывается 13 эпизодов …   Википедия

  • The Minders — Origin Denver, Colorado, United States Years active 1996–2008 2011–present Labels spinART Associated acts The Elephant Six Collective …   Wikipedia

  • Mayor of Derby — A building known as the Mayor s Parlour in 1860 (demolished in the 1940s). Names of the Mayors for the Borough of Derby from the first that was chosen on the 3 July 1638 by the king s charter then granted to the town the two last bailiffs were… …   Wikipedia

  • Draconic creatures — The Dungeons Dragons fantasy role playing game contains many monsters that are similar or related to dragons but which are not true dragons . These can be magical beasts, or creatures of other types, which resemble dragons. Alternatively, they… …   Wikipedia

  • Frog — For other uses, see Frog (disambiguation). Frogs Temporal range: Triassic–present …   Wikipedia

  • Life Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Zoology       In 2008 several zoological studies provided new insights into how species life history traits (such as the timing of reproduction or the length of life of adult individuals) are derived in part as responses to… …   Universalium

  • Darwin IV — is a fictional planet that was the subject of Wayne Barlowe s book Expedition and the television special, Alien Planet, based on Expedition. Although the details of the discovery and exploration of Darwin IV differ in the two presentations, both… …   Wikipedia

  • Ant — For other uses, see Ant (disambiguation). Ants Temporal range: 130–0 Ma …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.