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What started out as a simple exploration into Banshees became something else entirely. Many people that watch Teen Wolf will understand why I just spent the day looking up everything I could and gathering as much information as possible about the Bean-Si.

I broke it down, because if you know how Lore werks in the world, it gets VERY confusing and diluted, all cultures try to mix in their suspicions and shenanigans. I’ve done research on other things previously, so add this to the list.

I’ve added the sources so you can see fer yerself that I didn’t add in anything that doesn’t already exist elsewhere.

Art Credit - 1, 2, 3, 4

Other Banshee Art - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Source Credit - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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The Bean Sí

It’s been put under a cut because goddamn there’s a lot of information to be had on her.  We’ve got:

  • the name
  • origins
  • lore
  • aural and visual manifestations
  • insults

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The following information is taken almost entirely from the work of Patricia Lysaght, Ph.D., particularly her opus, The Banshee: The Irish Death Messenger (Robert Rinehart Publishers; Dublin, 1986).  She’s a professor in the folklore department at University College Dublin, or at least she was when I was there and I really, really hope she still is because goddamn she’s amazing and knowledgeable and always wore classy suits.

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Banshee

The banshee is a haunting, ghost like female spirit found in some Celtic Mythologies. The name originates in Irish Gaelic bean si, meaning “woman of the sidhe” or “woman of the fairy mounds”. Similar creatures are found in Welsh, Norse, and American folklore and legends.

The banshee is viewed usually as an omen of death, or a messenger from the Otherworld. According to legend, the banshee is a fairy-like woman, who screams and wails in the night when someone near is about to die. Tales vary, such as claiming that one who hears the banshee’s cry for three nights will surely die. In Scottish tales, the banshee may be seen washing the blood stained clothing or armor of those who are near their death. Some families are believed to have banshees bound to them, whose cries foretell the death of certain members.

She may appear as a dreadful, and frightening looking old hag, or a stunning young woman, whichever suits her. However, in some Irish tales, she is said to either resemble or be the Morrigan; a representative of battle, with deity-like reverence. Most often, the banshee is described as being dressed in white or grey, with long hair that they brush with a silver comb, though, accounts of other appearances exist. 

Some tales liken her to a funeral keener; young women who would sing laments at funerals. Others, compare her to a specific murdered woman, or a grieving mother who died in childbirth. The cry of the banshee has been described in many ways, from a low, and pleasant singing, to a thin, and terrible screeching the likes of which could shatter glass.

Similar creatures to the banshee are the Welsh “Hag of the Mist”, the Scottish bean nighe, and the Norse Fylgja. Sightings of the banshee, or similar beings, have also been reported in several places in America, around the late 18th century, particularly in North Carolina, and South Dakota. 

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A banshee (/ˈbænʃiː/ ban-shee, from Irish: bean sí, pronounced [bʲæn ˈʃiː], “woman of the barrows”) is a female spirit in Irish mythology, who heralds the death of a member of one of the prominent Gaelic families.

Legend has it that the keening would be sung by a fairy woman; having foresight, she would sing it when a family member died, even if the person had died far away and news of their death had not yet come, so that the wailing of the banshee was the first warning the household had of the death. In later versions, the banshee might appear before the death and warn the family by wailing.

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Names

  • Banshee
  • Bean Si
  • Bean Sidhe 
  • Bean Sith

A woman of the Sidhe (fairy mounds)- woman of the hills

She is seen as a messenger of death within Irish folklore. It is believed she will wear the clothing or armor of those about to die, and when she wails it means someone is about to die. 

She visits a household and by wailing she warns them that a member of their family is about to die. When a Banshee is caught, she is obliged to tell the name of the doomed.

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Banshee have close connections with death. She is also noted taking the appearances of animals like crows, stoats, deer, hares, and weasels. A fairy woman that either appears very young and beautiful or old and ugly. She is seen as a giantess.

They also were associated with deer.

 "fairy cattle" that were herded and milked by a localised and benevolent fairy giantess (a bean sìdhe)-  “The Deer-Cult and the Deer-Goddess Cult of the Ancient Caledonians”

@big-sis-plume-ria: Well, I really meant it as more of a “Ya love me as a friend”. But at least all now all tha shippers know your true feelings…

“Sorry, dear, but if you meant it like that. Yes.. well I suppose I respect you enough to consider you a fellow associate” 

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SO! Here we all come!!!

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