The Banshee, from the Irish “bean sí” (“woman of the síde” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish folklore, usually seen as a harbinger of death, as well as a messenger from the Otherworld. In Irish legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die.
In Roman mythology, Dea Tacita ("the Silent (or Mute) Goddess") was a Goddess of the Dead. In later times, She was equated with the Naiad Larunda. In this guise, Dea Tacita was worshipped at a festival called Larentalia on December 23. Goddesses Mutae Tacitae (Mute Goddesses) were invoked to destroy a hated person. These silent Goddesses are the personification of the terror of obscurity--- Fear - Vogue.it
➰ Kali, is the powerful and often feared Goddess of death and destruction which is part of the Alchemical process of resurrection, rebirth, and empowerment. She brings the death of the Ego as the illusory self-centered view of reality. She is the great destroyer and transformer of that which is profane and needs to be purified by fire (Shakti) to bring the life force into it's highest expression.
Scathach Celtic (Irish Scottish) Goddess of healing, magic, fighting arts, prophecy. Called the Shadowy One, She Who Strikes Fear, and the Dark Goddess, she was a warrior woman and prophetess who lived in Albion, possibly on the Isle of Skye, and taught fighting arts.
The Daneaxe was one of the most feared viking weapons! With an average shaft length of 5 feet, and an lightweight razorsharp blade, you could hack your opponents into pieces, without them getting even close to you! The most notorious historic story is the one, where a single berserker killed about 500 Anglo-Saxons at the battle of Stamford Bridge, in 1066!
Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.
Armenian women, 1895. (To the right, Eghisapet Sultanian, great grandmother of musician Derek Sherinian during the 1895 Hamidian massacres, when the Armenians of Zeitun (modern Süleymanlı), fearing the prospect of massacre, took up arms to defend themselves from Ottoman troops.)