Monday, May 23, 2011

Creature Mondays

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Today's creature is the Banshee. A creature from Celtic mythology, Banshee is an Irish word that means "the woman of the Sidhe" or fairy world. The Banshee is a female messenger spirit and an omen of death.

Usually dressed in white or gray robes, the Banshee is most known for its wailing and cries. Its wail can shatter glass. Banshees will appear to announce the the coming of a death, sometimes of the person that sees the Banshee, sometimes of a family memeber.

I wrote a short story about a Banshee, still trying to find a home for it.

If you could know that your death was coming, would you want to know? Would you want to be visited be a Banshee?

9 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

I loved your short story about a banshee. :) I don't think I would want to be visited by a banshee, but I might want to know when death was coming.

Demitria said...

Have you read the YA Soul Screamers series? It's a modern day banshee story...I thought the first two books were really good. Still have to read the last one.

I wouldn't want to know if I was about to die, that would totally ruin the last few moments I had. Ignorance is bliss. :)

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Jemi Fraser said...

Definitely do NOT want a banshee visit!

Jack Prelutsky has a great Banshee poem that my students love - awesome imagery!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll pass on the banshee visit...

Colene Murphy said...

Ahhhh...I love banshees, weirdly. I bet a short story about them was fun to write!! Creepy beautiful scary things.

ali said...

I *always* manage to visit your blog on Mondays! Funny :) And I LOVE banshees! I think they are fascinating.

I'm not sure if I'd want to know. I think YES. It might sound morbid but I sort of try to live my life without any unfinished business. I try to let my people know I love them every day. But still ... if I could have the chance to say goodbye, to have that last hug--I'd take it!

Talli Roland said...

I don't want any banshee anywhere near me! Those things are scary.

katsrus said...

I don't think I would want a visit from a Banshee. Not sure I would want to know when my death was coming either.
Sue B

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