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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

BreakWithABanshee
Banshee
Species information
Sentience

Sentient

Skin colour

Green tinged

Hair colour

Black

Native range

Ireland and Scotland

Distinction(s)

Fatal scream

Status

Most likely Being

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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