Why is the Bean Nighe seen as an omen of death in folklore? artwork
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Why is the Bean Nighe seen as an omen of death in folklore?

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  • October 10th 2020

You've probably heard about the banshee, announcing deaths with her keening cry. But what of the 'washerwoman of the ford', the Bean Nighe?

She haunts rivers and pools in Scotland and Ireland. But who is she and why is she an omen of death? 

Find out in this week's episode of Fabulous Folklore.

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