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

    • Give Me Ireland Dreams

      The Dullahan - Ireland’s Headless Horseman Halloween Irish culture and customs - World Cultures European

    • Witching Moon

      Cemeteries Ghosts Graveyards Spirits: The Dullahan is an Irish headless horseman and a harbinger of death. It bears its head in its hands and a whip that is actually the spine of a human corpse. It strikes down all those who, having been marked by Death, are to perish. To ward it off, carry a piece of gold.

    • Rhonda Lane

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

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    A Gancanagh (from Irish: Gean Cánach meaning "love talker") is a male faerie in Irish mythology that is known for seducing human women. They are thought to have an addictive toxin in their skin that make the humans addicted to them. The women seduced by this type of faerie typically die from the withdrawal, pining away for the Ganacanagh's love or fighting to the death for his love.

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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...

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