Irish faeries disporting themselves by the water, surrounded by greenery and golden spirals

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Banshee Fountain

Skyclad fays relax in the living waters of a spring, amidst Erin's greenery.

The Gaelic word banshee (beansithe) means faery woman, though it came to signify a fate, especially the guardian spirit of a clan, who appears as an omen of a coming death or other momentous events.

Mirrors and combs figure in folk tales about faery women in the Gaeltacht, as well as among the Basques, Spanish, French, Germans, Slavs and Scandanavians.



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