Whom Do Banshees Visit? Visitation Rites of the Banshee [Video]

Whom do banshees visit? Which families do they haunt? Turns out Irish folklore severely limits which households banshees can hover over and howl by.

Physical and Sonic Characteristics of the Banshee [Video]

What do banshees look like? What do banshees sound like? While pop culture interpretations of the banshee typically paint her as a grotesque, shrieking she-demon, Irish folklore tells a much more nuanced story.

The Definition and Etymology of Banshee [Video]

You are likely already familiar with Ireland’s most infamous shrieking spirit. But what exactly is a banshee? Is it a ghost? A spirit? A wraith? A demon? A fairy? In a word, yes. The banshee is all of those things, and so much more.

The Top 10 Irish Horror Movies

A list of the top-rated Irish horror films as ranked by users of IMDb. Surely one of these Irish-made spine-tinglers will be the highlight of your Samhain movie night.

Who Is the Irish God of Death? A Morbid Introduction to the Morrígan, Donn, and Bilé

Irish mythology is rife with ruthless and ritual death. So is there a god and/or goddess from the Irish pantheon who is in charge of the recently deceased, à la the Grim Reaper or Charon from Greek mythology? Turns out there’s not just one Irish god of death, there are (at least) three.

What Is a Banshee? The Mythic Origins of Ireland’s Most Infamous Shrieking Spirit

A brief biography of Irish folklore’s most frightening fay, the banshee. Learn why this vociferous, vatic vocalist haunts the households of those about to perish.

Samhain Reading List: 13 Frightening Works of Fiction for Celebrating Halloween’s Celtic Roots

Get in the Samhain spirit with these spine-tingling Celtic horror novels and short story collections