A forged picture of Gilderoy Lockhart facing the Bandon Banshee, featured on the cover of Break with a Banshee

"I didn't get rid of the Bandon Banshee by smiling at her."
—Gilderoy Lockhart regarding his supposed banishing of this banshee.[src]

The Bandon Banshee was a banshee who was supposedly defeated by Gilderoy Lockhart.[1] It was actually defeated by a witch with a hairy chin.[2] The book Break with a Banshee is most likely centred around this Banshee's defeat.

This achievement seems to have been one of Lockhart's personal favourites, as he makes two explicit references to it, and when he visits Hagrid, he supposedly "bangs on about some banshee he banished," likely a reference to this supposed achievement.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 16 (The Chamber of Secrets)