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Josie Leonetti
Josie Leonetti • 1 year ago

The Dullahan, the Irish headless horseman, a harbinger of death. Wear some gold, which is his Kryptonite.

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The Irish aren’t the only ones who have these ghastly harbingers of death. In Scotland, the folks dreaded the feared “bean-nighe,” a spectral washing woman, though to have died in childbirth. In death, the poor soul is often seen near bodies of water, washing the shrouds of those who are soon to die. Though, like the Irish banshee, the bean-nigh is a frightful apparition who sings sad dirges and wails hideously, it will also tell passersby who it’s waiting to take to the afterlife if question...

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The Banshee, ("woman of the síde" or "woman of the fairy mounds") is a feminine Spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish mythology the creature is called the bean sìth or bean-nighe and is seen washing the blood stained clothes or armour of those who are about to die. Alleged sightings of banshees have been reported as recently as 1948.

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The banshees are Irish fairies of death, from legends and Celtic mythology. Its name means "fairy woman" and "woman of the hills", because sometimes appears walking wandering through the hills, where he remained even several days without fixed direction. His appearance is that of an ethereal woman, sometimes a young maiden, and in others, an old and nasty witch. The banshees announced with his tears and his cry that death is near. His singing is loud and frightening, sometimes is a horrible s...