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Banshees

I believe that they are women who find the worst pain in someone and intensify it for their own pleasure (or something like that).
Am I wrong?

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3Smiths

Asked by 3Smiths at 2:35 PM on Dec. 2, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Per Wikipedia....referred to the aos sí as "fallen angels". They are commonly referred to in English as "fairies", and the banshee can also be described as a "fairy woman".
    But...in modern day English you could call them many things...one that comes to mind would be 'bitch'...LOL
    happy2bme7

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 2:40 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • nope your absolutely right. where did you learn that ? anything to do with CM?
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 2:40 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Yes, you're wrong. It comes from Irish folk-lore. They are fairies. In the day's of old, (Italian families did this as well) when someone in the family died, there would be a family "keener". That was sort of like a "professional wailer". You know the one that would wail and cry the loudest at a death or funeral. This developed into ideas that when someone in the family far away died, the family was told by "banshees"....fairy spirits. There was a "mystical keener" in the house. It wasn't a bad, scary, or negative thing, but American culture today thrives on scary things, so they've turned a folk-lore spiritual mystical thing into a negative.
    EireLass

    Answer by EireLass at 2:43 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • There have been lessons learned here on CM.
    There's noob banshee's and then there are BANSHEE'S in different stages of maturity....LOL
    happy2bme7

    Answer by happy2bme7 at 2:45 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • weird, I was just reading something about these little freaks. female "good people" (fairies) who like to lure young men to their dwelling or do everything they possibly can to hurt a girl such as take her boyfriend/lover or warn her of apending doom just to watch her suffer. Not bad enough to go to hell not good enough to go to heaven. They're still wicked in every meaning of the word
    ravenlrock

    Answer by ravenlrock at 2:56 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • huh...
    aMbeR012005

    Answer by aMbeR012005 at 4:07 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • ravenlrock I think your talking about Siren's I think they are called.
    It's been a while since I looked into stuff like this and on the old computer I had them book marked but banshee's are what erielass said prettey much but there are variations on it depending on which culture the info is coming from.
    babyfat5

    Answer by babyfat5 at 4:50 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • faires???
    JCRestoredme

    Answer by JCRestoredme at 6:26 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • yea your right..they are called Bitches! lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • just remember these same women who like to hurt you are hurting you to find pleasure in it because they can't find pleasure in anything else. They are hurting inside worse then you. Instead of being mad, tell them you pity them. Tell them you hope they fix what is making them lash out at you for all their own misguided faults. If it get's to mean.. just laugh and walk away.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 8:14 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

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