The origins of the word 'banshee' lie in Irish, where 'bean sí' stood for 'woman of the Sidhe'. They were considered omens of death, and started wailing the moment they sensed someone that was going to die. Some depictions of banshee have them as ugly hags, others as beautiful women. In some parts of Ireland, banshee were said to have attached themselves to certain families and appear only to them. They were foretellers of death.
It bears noting that associating banshee with ghouls and as killers didn't come around until much later when tales of them made it to USA and morphed along the journey.
バンシー [banshee] in Japanese.

Final Fantasy XII

Number: 204, Aggro: Yes, Movement: Ground, Type: Undead/Zombie
Stats (level 44-46): HP 7,017-7,377, MP 999, ATK 63-69, DEF 17-21, MDEF 20-32, EVA 0, STR 32-36, MAG 21-25, VIT 46, SPD 21, 50% chance of Protect and Bravery
EXP: 1,867-2,187 / LP: 1 / Clan points: 331-617
Immunity: Death, Petrify, Doom, Confuse, Sleep, Disease, Reverse, Sap, Lure, Berserk, Warp, Poach, Percentage damage, Sight Unseeing, Renew, Syphon, Numerology, Charm, Achilles, Wither, Addle
Absorb: Dark
Weakness: Holy
Abilities: Attack (x1-x4 with 10% chance, 4% chance of Poison), Haste, Protect, Leech, Lunge, Wail
Passive Abilities: Safety, Crit HP -> DEF+, Item+, HP Devour (when HP 20%-50%)
Drops: Dark Crystal 40%, Festering Flesh 25%, X-Potion 3%, Black Mask 1%, Zombie Powder 12% with monograph, Arcana 19% with canopic jar
Steal: Festering Flesh 55%, Dark Crystal 10%, Zombie Powder 3%
Place: Nabreus Deadlands
Description: Appearing in places where much life has been lost, these zombies cry for those who can no longer weep for lack of eyes, and wait for those who can no longer moan for lack of throats. Should you hear their mournful dirge, you would shiver and weep, and when the tears dried, you would take your own life for sorrow. Should you wander a battlefield, and hear the cry of one who should not be crying, cover your ears, my child, cover your ears.

Category: Bestiary

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