The Banshee, (In Gaelic, it's "bainsidhe", bain ("ban) meaning woman and sidhe ("shee") meaning fairy, or fae.) is a feminine Spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. A banshee wails 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.