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A Dark creature with the appearance of a woman with floor-length black hair and a skeletal, green-tinged face. Its screams will kill.

  • Seamus Finnigan is particularly afraid of banshees, as this is the form his boggart took (PA7).
  • The Bandon Banshee was supposedly defeated by Gilderoy Lockhart (CS6) but was actually defeated by a witch with a hairy chin (CS16).
  • The singer Celestina Warbeck performs with a backing group of banshees (DP4)
  • The screeching sound of the Golden Egg reminded Seamus of a banshee (GF21)



The banshee a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from another world (Wikipedia).

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