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The Dullahan (also called Gan Ceann, meaning "without a head") is a type of Fairy from Irish mythology who symbolizes death and/or bad omen. Unlike the Banshee, the Dullahan seems to only go after people at random. Preferably those who are dying rather than a warning.
The Dullahan is depicted as a headless rider, which can be male or female, on a black horse (sometimes the horse is headless as well). Whichever the case, the Dullahan is often carrying their severed head as it rides through the night.
There are cases where the Dullahan is seen on a horse-drawn carriage with funerary objects, where the wheels are made of human bones and it's whip made of human spine.
The Dullahan's behavior is quite negative since they are portrayed as bad omen. They do not appreciate being watched while the Dullahan is passing by, and can have negative consequences, such as taking the person's eyes with their whip, or throwing a basin of blood at them.
- The Dullahan can overcome any obstacles during its journey. No matter how firmly locked or steady it is, the Dullahan has full access to pass through for the sake of completing their duties.
- They can bring death to a specific person by invoking their name.
- The Dullahan has supernatural sight and can see far past the horizon as well as supernatural speed.
- Dullahans are afraid of gold objects. Even the smallest gold pin is enough to scare it away.
- It is said that destroying its head can kill it.