Shewrl While

The name of a mischievous female spirit which reputedly haunted one of the hills in Monmouthshire, and molested and misled any traveler who happened to have occasion to pass that way. She was accustomed, when she saw anyone who had missed his road over the mountain, to greet him with a "Whoo-whoop," and to beckon him from a distance to follow her; she would then lead her dupe on a long dance, and end by bringing him back to the starting place.



  • Hazlitt, W. Carew. (1905). Faith and Folklore. 2 vols. London: Reeves and Turner, p. 2:543.