Posted by: Mark | September 17, 2014

The Banshee

Here’s another Halloween postPatricia Lysaght’s The Banshee: The Irish Death Messenger (1986).

Alternative names for the banshee include:  an bheans, badhb, babha, and badhbh.

A Cillineach is a cemetery for unbaptized babies, from which wailing could be heard at night.

Dogs and horses are said to be able to see ghosts.

Consolation after a man didn’t get a chance to fire his gun at a Banshee:  “Better for you shoot your own mother than fire at the Banshee any-how.”


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