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Seeks Ghosts: Irish Headless Horseman: The Dullahan

Dullahan - I wonder if this is where Washington Irving got his idea for the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow.

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...

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.

Oonagh is an ancient Irish Goddess. She is known as the queen of the fairies and the Goddess of nature, love and relationships. Irish legend depicts her as having long silky golden hair that goes all the way to the ground. She wears a long sparkling silver gown that shimmers with dew that look like little diamonds all over it. She was the faithful wife of Fionnbharr, who is the leader of the Tuatha De Danaan.

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...

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Open Ring Brooch, early 800s Pictish or Irish; Found near Galway, Ireland

She kissed the bear on the nose (c. 1910 by John Bauer)

Irish Fairy Art Print - Green and Red Dress with White Flowers.

Brigid In Irish mythology (a subset of Gaelic myth, within Celtic myth) Brigid was the daughter of the Dagda, who existed as a father figure and protector of the Tuatha Dé Danann, a group of people said to have been the fifth to settle Ireland.