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bean nighe

bean nighe  

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[ScG, washerwoman, laundrymaid].A female wraith of Scottish Gaelic folklore who washes bloodstained clothes when some person in the neighbourhood is about to die, usually in battle; a Scottish ...
cadineag

cadineag  

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Scottish Gaelic fairy or weeper, similar to the bean nighe. It may be heard wailing in the darkness near a waterfall before catastrophe overtakes a clan; sometimes portrayed in stories of the ...
caoineag

caoineag  

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[ScG, weeper].A version of the banshee known in the northern Highlands and in the Hebrides. The caoineag of the MacDonalds was said to be heard wailing after the massacre at Glencoe (1692). She may ...
caointeach

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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[ScG, mourner, whiner].

A version of the banshee who may also include elements of the bean nighe as localized in

caointeag

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Name for the caoineach in the isle of Islay and nearby Kintyre.

cyhyraeth

cyhyraeth  

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Welsh spectral figure, comparable to the caointeach of Gaelic Scotland or the Weeper of English tradition. Usually portrayed as an invisible, bodiless voice, the cyhyraeth may be heard groaning ...
fairies

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A poetic or literary word for fairyland, a pseudo-archaism introduced by Edmund Spenser (c1552–99) in his allegorical poem The Faerie Queene, celebrating Queen Elizabeth.

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