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Water Sidhe

"Banshee or bean sídhe, simply means "woman of the Sídhe", however the term has come to specifically indicate the supernatural women of Ireland who announce an oncoming death by their wailing and keening. Her counterpart in Scottish mythology is the Bean Nighe - the washerwoman who is seen washing the bloody clothing or armour of the person who is doomed to die. Other common names are "Leanan sídhe" - the "fairy lover"; the Cait Sidhe - a fairy cat; and the Cu Sith - fairy dog. The "sluagh sídhe - "the fairy host" are sometimes depicted in Irish and Scottish lore as airborne spirits of an unpleasant nature, and perhaps the cursed, evil or restless dead.

Sídhe are sometimes seen as fierce guardians of their abodes - whether that be a fairy hill, a fairy ring, a special tree (often a hawthorn), or perhaps a particular loch or wood. The Celtic Other World is seen as being closer at the times of dusk and dawn, therefore this is seen as a time special to the Sídhe, as are some of the festivals such as Samhain and Midsummer. The Sídhe are generally described as stunningly beautiful, though they can also be terrible and hideous."

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Kapuchu1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I think what you refer to as a Water Sídhe are most commonly known as a Banshee (I have never heard of Water Sídhe , fairy cat, fairy cat or fairy host)

A creature whose wailing signals the coming of death.

Another thing about banshee's:(banshee's specifically, not the other variations of a death-warning creature) is that your should never pick up a comb found on the ground. According to irish/celtic mythology, doing so will make the Banshee wail out, warning the coming of ones own death.
Something very close to that at least.
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IRideAMagicalLadle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm just when you think you see her, you don't and when you don't want to see her, you do
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"Na dein nos agus na bris nos (neither make nor break a custom)"
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Mllrg973 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Awesome picture!!!! :clap:
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SwordOfScotland Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
Thank you very much for the information along with this excellent production.
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Katarynaa Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
:clap:
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digitaljej Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Great composition, well done :)
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LamiaFemina Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
Stunning image :heart: :)
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dultra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
great image
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Azure-Horse Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
Very nice. like the blending of the background and forground. Great picture
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Princekarr Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work! :hug:
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3DLadyinRed Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful imagery!!! I wondered what that background was going to look like maniped.... EXCELLENT WORK!
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russhorseman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome. One of my favorite of many of yours! FAVE!!!
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lindowyn-stock Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
It always makes me especially happy when someone -actually- knows something about this particular lore. Sidhe are extremely interesting areas of study for me, and I have to say, I am really flattered that you were able to use one of my images to create this piece. This is fantastic work. (And your photographs are beautiful)
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
fantastic !
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