creatures of myth: banshees In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. There are Irish families who are believed to have banshees attached to them, and whose cries herald the death of a member of that family.
Legend has it on a solitary stroll a terrifying howl broke the silence of her walk. Out from the trees stalked a huge wolf hackles raised, preparing to attack the terrified young girl. The wolf’s howl was answered by a ferocious roar. An Irish Wolfhound bounded out of the forest. Lady Marian collapsed in a faint. The two beasts fought each other to the death. Upon awakening, her gaze fell upon an incredible sight. The wolf lay dead,but standing guard was the badly injured Irish…
The motif of the werewolf is strong in Irish folklore. There are a number of old tales about strange tribes of wolf-men living in remote areas of County Tipperary, whose assistance was often sought by the ancient kings of Ireland when they made war upon each other. Indeed, one of the oldest written stories that we have about werewolves from Giraldus Cambrensis who wrote down many old Irish tales in 1185.
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