lunedì 25 maggio 2015

Banshee


The Banshee, (Irish Bean Sidhe, Scots Gaelic Ban Sith, “woman of the fairies”, or “woman of the barrows”) is a female spirit in Irish and other Celtic folklore whose mournful “keening,” or wailing screaming or lamentation, at night was believed to foretell the death of a member of the family of the person who heard the spirit. In Ireland banshees were believed to warn only families of pure Irish descent. The Welsh counterpart, the gwrach y Rhibyn (“witch of Rhibyn”), visited only families of old Welsh stock. 

(Artwork for Fate of the Norns)

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