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The '''Banshee''' (Gaelic spelling ''beannsidhe'') is a Dark creature with the appearance of a woman with floor length black hair, and a skeletal green tinged face. The [[Bandon Banshee]] was supposedly defeated by [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], which he describes in his book ''[[Break with a Banshee]]''; though he admits to stealing credit for his books. The only thing known about the actual witch who defeated the Bandon Banshee was that she had a hairy chin. [[Seamus Finnigan]] is afraid of Banshees, as his [[Boggart]] demonstrated. Seamus also mentions it when [[Harry Potter]] opens up the [[golden egg]] and hears a screeching sound. The singer [[Celestina Warbeck]] is known to perform with a backing group of banshees. Another possible banshee was the [[Bogle-banshee]], mentioned by a student on the "[[Defence Against the Dark Arts Second Year Essential Knowledge Test|Second Year Essential Knowledge Test]]" that [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] gave his [[second year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class in [[1992]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey]]'', p. 74 {{see image|File:LockhartTest1.jpg}}</ref>
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The '''Banshee''' (Gaelic spelling ''beannsidhe'') is a Dark creature.
   
The only known way to stop a banshee is to break its neck when it closes its eyes to scream, because every other part of its body is as tough as steel. A notable power of a banshee is a high-pitched supersonic scream that can kill anyone. A banshee's fatal scream is very similar (if not the same) to a fully grown [[Mandrake]]'s scream, which is also fatal. {{Fact}}
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==Biology and Description==
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A banshee had the appearance of a woman with floor length black hair, and a skeletal green tinged face.
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==History==
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The [[Bandon Banshee]] was supposedly defeated by [[Gilderoy Lockhart]], which he describes in his book ''[[Break with a Banshee]]''; though he admits to stealing credit for his books. The only thing known about the actual witch who defeated the Bandon Banshee was that she had a hairy chin.
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[[Seamus Finnigan]] is afraid of Banshees, as his [[Boggart]] demonstrated. Seamus also mentions it when [[Harry Potter]] opens up the [[golden egg]] and hears a screeching sound.
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The singer [[Celestina Warbeck]] is known to perform with a backing group of banshees. Another possible banshee was the [[Bogle-banshee]], mentioned by a student on the "[[Defence Against the Dark Arts Second Year Essential Knowledge Test|Second Year Essential Knowledge Test]]" that [[Gilderoy Lockhart]] gave his [[second year]] [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] class in [[1992]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey]]'', p. 74 {{see image|File:LockhartTest1.jpg}}</ref>
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==Protection from Banshees==
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The only known way to stop a banshee is to break its neck when it closes its eyes to scream, because every other part of its body is as tough as steel.
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==Powers and Abilities==
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A notable power of a banshee is a high-pitched supersonic scream that can kill anyone. A banshee's fatal scream is very similar (if not the same) to a fully grown [[Mandrake]]'s scream, which is also fatal. {{Fact}}
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''

Revision as of 17:01, December 16, 2012

The Banshee (Gaelic spelling beannsidhe) is a Dark creature.

Biology and Description

A banshee had the appearance of a woman with floor length black hair, and a skeletal green tinged face.

History

The Bandon Banshee was supposedly defeated by Gilderoy Lockhart, which he describes in his book Break with a Banshee; though he admits to stealing credit for his books. The only thing known about the actual witch who defeated the Bandon Banshee was that she had a hairy chin.

Seamus Finnigan is afraid of Banshees, as his Boggart demonstrated. Seamus also mentions it when Harry Potter opens up the golden egg and hears a screeching sound.

The singer Celestina Warbeck is known to perform with a backing group of banshees. Another possible banshee was the Bogle-banshee, mentioned by a student on the "Second Year Essential Knowledge Test" that Gilderoy Lockhart gave his second year Defence Against the Dark Arts class in 1992.[1]

Protection from Banshees

The only known way to stop a banshee is to break its neck when it closes its eyes to scream, because every other part of its body is as tough as steel.

Powers and Abilities

A notable power of a banshee is a high-pitched supersonic scream that can kill anyone. A banshee's fatal scream is very similar (if not the same) to a fully grown Mandrake's scream, which is also fatal. [citation needed]

Appearances

Notes and references

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