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In early Irish folklore, the bánánach were preternatural beings, described as spectres which haunted battlefields.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Pagé, Anna June (2012). "The Description of the Dond Cúalnge in the LL Táin Bó Cúalnge and Indo-European Catalogue Poetry". Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium 32: 229-256.
  2. ^ MacKillop, James. "Bánánach". A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acref/9780198609674.013.0362 (inactive 2019-08-20).

Further reading[edit]

  • Sayers, William (1991). "Airdrech, Sirite and Other Early Irish Battlefield Spirits". Éigse XXV: 45-55.
  • Henry, P. L. (1958-9). "The Goblin Group". Études Celtiques 8: 404-16.