The Dullahan

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The Dullahan



Dullahan is headless man. The dullahan has no head upon its shoulders, he carries it with him.Upraised in his right hand. The head is color and texture of stale dough or cheesy color. The eyes which are small,narrow, and black. The entire head glows and the creature may use it as a lantern to guide its way along the darkened laneways of the Irish countryside. Wherever the dullahan stops and shout the name of the person about to die, drawing forth the soul at the call. The dullahan is possessed of supernatural sight. By holding his severed head, he can see from far distances across the countryside. Even on the darkest night. Using this power, he can spy the house of a dying person, no matter where it lies. The dullahan does not hunt specific families and its call of the soul of a dying person rather than a death warning. There is no real defence against the dullahan because he is death's herald. Those who watch from their windows to see him pass are rewarded by having blood thrown in their faces, or by being struck blind in one eye. He uses a human spine as a whip. The horse sends out sparks and flames. Also has a wagon is adorned with funereal objects. The wagon's covering made of dried human skin.When he arrives all gates fly open to let the rider through ,no matter how firmly they are locked. So no one is truly safe from the attentions of this fairy. When you look away.Then look back again, the Dullahan disappears. It's said that the dullahan can be frightened of gold and even a single gold pin can drive a Dullahan away.