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The Bean Nighe

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The Bean Nighe, also known as the Washer Woman or simply and Banshee, is a phantom that is usually associated with the dead or dying. Stories of Banshees are very common in Scottish and Irish folk lore. In Ireland they are known as Bean Sidh, while in Scottland they are called Bean Nighe. The Banshee is a female spirit who is thought to forewarn of a death. She is most often described having long hair which she occasionally brushes or combs. The Banshee is frequently seen washing bloody clothing which is supposed to belong to the person who's death is near, hence the alternate name "Washer Woman". Originally done by Brian Froud & Alan Lee

This is not my picture it is a drawing from a book a friend gave me as a gift. I thought this pic deserved a part on Deviantart (Hey i'm a poet and i didn't know it!)
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Image size
3216x4288px 2.29 MB
Make
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE Touch Camera, M577
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Aperture
F/3.9
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jun 21, 2012, 7:48:22 PM
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kiss-lamia-lilith's avatar
Its by Brian Froud & Alan Lee if you are looking for the artists :D