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Who's got the apple now, granny?

Who's got the apple now, granny?

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.

The Cry Of The Banshee

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.

The Three Graces - daughters of Zeus. Aglaia (Brightness) symbolised by brightly coloured buttrtflies, Euphrosyne (Joyfulness) symbolised by the joyful sound of birdsong and Thalia (Bloom) symbolised by a headdress of flowers.   I <3 this painting.

The Three Graces - daughters of Zeus. Aglaia (Brightness) symbolised by brightly coloured buttrtflies, Euphrosyne (Joyfulness) symbolised by the joyful sound of birdsong and Thalia (Bloom) symbolised by a headdress of flowers. I <3 this painting.

In Teutonic folklore, undines are female water-spirits who like to associate with humans. They often join villagers in their dances and merry-making. An undine was created without a soul, but by marrying a mortal and bearing him a child she obtained a soul and with it all the pains and penalties of the human race.

Instant Digital Download UNDINE 5 Vintage RARE Fairy Tale Art Prints by Arthur Rackham 101

In Teutonic folklore, undines are female water-spirits who like to associate with humans. They often join villagers in their dances and merry-making. An undine was created without a soul, but by marrying a mortal and bearing him a child she obtained a soul and with it all the pains and penalties of the human race.

Fairies in Legend, Lore, and Literature by Terri Windling: Summer 2006, Journal of Mythic Arts, Endicott Studio

Fairy Tricks the Fay Might Play on You!

Fairies in Legend, Lore, and Literature by Terri Windling: Summer 2006, Journal of Mythic Arts, Endicott Studio

Gamayun is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, a talking bird who foretells the future and tells fortunes.

Gamayun is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, a talking bird who foretells the future and tells fortunes.

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