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Taken from Wikipedia: The banshee (or banchee) (/ˈbænʃiː/ ban-shee), from Irish: bean sí [bʲæn ˈʃiː] (“woman of the barrows) is a female spirit, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld.
Can be traced back to the 8th century.
How do I recognise her?
She will wail outside your window to let you know someone in the family is about to die. Sometimes seen as a washer woman, washing the clothing of one about to die.
Banshees normally wear white or grey and have fair hair. Can appear as a hag, or as a beautiful woman.
Where will I find her?
Banshees attach themselves to families. Most commonly associated to those with a Mac surname. She’ll find you.
How do I get her attention?
It is said, should you pick up a silver comb from the ground, a banshee will spirit you away.
How do I escape?
They don’t mean you any harm. They are simply there to notify you.
When a group of Banshees appear together, it is said to foretell the death of someone very important.