Irish Folklore - The Banshee

The Banshee, from the Irish bean-sídhe (“woman of the síde” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. Her Scottish counterpart is the bean shìth.

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The Voynich Manuscript

I know, even the name’s a mouthful, but the name is the least of scientist’s, historians, and language experts worries. The scripts inside, strange drawings of plants, that do not exist, and strange diagrams have confused anyone who has read it for years.

The book itself was named after the Polish/American book seller M. Voynich, who acquired the book, which boasts 240 pages of an unknown language. The Voynich Manuscript has been carbon dated back to between 1024 and 1438, the author of the book is still unknown.

It feels like I am picking hairs here trying to give you information, but so little is known about the book that it is very hard to find information. What can you say about a book when you don’t understand the language inside of it? Nor the pictures. Will we ever decipher what’s inside? Maybe Tom Hanks could make a film about it, but even then I don’t think we would ever known what truly lied beneath the pages. There are many theories about the origins of the book, and who the author was – one of them even being that it was written by a mad man, which would make perfect sense…