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Banshee
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Naming
Others Bean Sí
Binomen N/A
Morphology
Body type Humanoid
Intelligence
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Sapient
Ecology
Place of origin Ireland
Habitat Sídhe (Fairy Mounds)
Related species Fairy, Siren
Behind the Scenes
Universe Real

Ghostbusters comic

The Witcher

A Banshee is a female creature from Irish folklore and traditionally regarded as a type of Aos Sí or fairy. The word comes from the Celtic "Bean Sí" and originally means "woman of the Sídhe"; Sídhe being the designation for the hills inhabited by the Fair Folk.

Banshees are most well known for their wailing and their association with death. According to most legends, the lament of the Banshee signifies the approach of death for those who hear it, or for a family member.

In modern fantasy works, the Banshee is usually represented as a sinister spectral creature, sometimes capable of attacking with glass-shattering sonic screams which may even be fatal.

Works featuring Banshees[]

Literature[]

  • Harry Potter series
  • Alistair Grim's Odditorium series

Comics[]

  • Ghostbusters

Film[]

Television[]

  • Catscratch
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Destination Truth
  • DuckTales
  • Extreme Ghostbusters
  • Gargoyles
  • Lost Girl
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Supernatural
  • Teen Wolf

Tabletop games[]

  • Dungeons & Dragons

Video games[]

  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • The Witcher
  • World of WarCraft
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