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Celtic Mythology

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The Bean-Nighe is a Banshee from Ireland, Scotland and Brittany the name means washer women, she is called this as she is often seen by the waters edge. The Bean-Nighe has webbed feet like that of aquatic birds. The Bean-Nighe would course death if you were spied by her before you spied her first. In Scotland it was thought that you could only see her if you were just about to die anyway.