Emma Watson for Wonderland (Feb/March 2014)
MYTHOLOGY MEME | (1/?) MYTHOLOGY MEME EXTRAS
THE BANSHEE is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld. In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish Gaelic mythology, she is known as the bean sìth or bean-nighe and is seen washing the bloodstained clothes or armour of those who are about to die. There are some special families who are believed to have banshees attached to them, and whose cries herald the death of a member of that family. Banshees are frequently described as dressed in white or grey, often having long, pale hair which they brush with a silver comb, a detail scholar Patricia Lysaght attributes to confusion with local mermaid myths. This comb detail is also related to the centuries-old traditional romantic Irish story that, if you ever see a comb lying on the ground in Ireland, you must never pick it up, or the banshees (or mermaids — stories vary), having placed it there to lure unsuspecting humans, will spirit such gullible humans away. Other stories portray banshees as dressed in green, red, or black with a grey cloak. (x)
Excuse me, sir. Can you spare a moment to hail Hydra?
John, the kind of control you’re attempting simply is… it’s not possible. If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it’s that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh… well, there it is
It’s funny, all the years I spent in church and nobody was ever able to get me to live by any Biblical principles—but now, the concept of pitying the people that do you wrong versus getting angry at them is the only way I can get through my life without going absolutely crazy.