The Teulu, or Goblin Funeral, is a death-portent widely prevalent in Wales and the subject of countless stories. A funeral procession is heard and seen passing down the road; it appears to be a real funeral but closer examination shows its shadowy nature. Subsequently a real funeral passes the same way, and is recognized as the fulfillment of the omen. The goblin funeral precedes the other sometimes by days, sometimes by weeks.



  • Sikes, W. (1880). British Goblins: Welsh folk-lore, fairy mythology, legends and traditions. London: Sampson Low, pp. 231 ff.