A baobhan sith (pronounced baa'-van shee) is a type of female vampire in Scottish mythology, similar to the banshee or leanan sídhe. Also known as "the White Women of the Scottish Highlands,"  they are beautiful seductresses who prey on young travelers by night.
Description and attributes
A baobhan sith has the form of a beautiful woman nomaly in a green dress. She feeds on young men by night in forests or other natural places away from society. They somtimes operate in groups, together seducing victims with their beauty, inviting the men to dance with them and eventually drinking their blood but because she has hardly any to no fangs she can't bite their necks so they use their own nails witch tranforms into claws and they make holes in the victim's neck and drink from that.
Much like other vampires, the baobhan sith use seduction to gain their victims and cannot tolerate daylight but they could go in sunlight but nobody has seen them in sunlight. They are known to bite with fangs like popular vampire myths, these beings lure weary travelers and when they are close, they attack.
According to one version of the legend, they have cloven hooves, which they keep hidden under the dress. Another variation says that a way to stop them from waking is to build a cairn over their grave.
There is a certain legend regarding the baobhan sith in which a group of young travelers stopped for the night in a small glade or an empty hut in the Scottish Highlands. They built a fire and began to wish for the company of beautiful women. Four stunning women appeared and began to dance with the men. The dance, which started out for enjoyment, became harsh, and the women tore at the men and drew blood. One of the men ran from their shelter and hid between two horses. The strange women circled the horses but could not seem to cross to him. When dawn came they disappeared, and the man found his companions dead and drained of blood. It is thought that the baobhan sith could not cross to him because of the iron in the shoes of the horses.
My version, Baohbhan Sith's don't like iron and that is one weakness. They love exhausting their victims with a dance then sucking their blood using their nails witch transform into talons and then drink through the holes. They are very beatiful because of their elfin heritage. She normaly wears a green dress and nobody has never seen a male or any Baohbhan Sith in sunlight but that does not mean that they are not real. Their powers are shapshifting into a wolf, magic, telepathy and hipnotising. They live in the scottish highlands. By Alex, a monster researcher.(2013) By the way,I belive monsters are real.
The Baobhan Sith have appeared on a number of occasions in author Mark Chadbourn's fantasy trilogies The Age of Misrule, The Dark Age, and Kingdom of the Serpent. Baobhan sith are also mentioned in Nicole Peeler's "Tempest Rising" series, as well as Michael Scott's "The Magician: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel," baobhan sith are also featured in the anno Domini Anthology series by Christopher Young. They also appear in "Faerie Tale" by "Raymond E. Feist" where they are portrayed as evil fairies of the Unseelie Court, who (aside from their amazing beauty) possess a strong compelling magic, which they use to force solitary males (who are in isolated locations) to follow them - to their deaths.
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