According to Irish mythology, a banshee is the mournful spirit of a woman who was murdered or died during childbirth. Banshees often sit by misty riverbanks or under trees, keening and wailing. Although their name means “fairy woman” (from Old Irish: ben síde, baintsíde, meaning “woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman”), banshees’ appearance has nothing to do with fairytale fairies. They are actually dreadful ghosts with long hair, lamenting often under a grey cloak. Their piercing, unbearable wailing presages -or even predicts- the death of a dear family member.

BY  Constantinos Chaidalis (GR)

Multidisciplinary designer, specializing in graphic design, illustration and motion graphics. He has worked as a motion and broadcast designer for MAD TV and for NOMINT as a creative director. He is currently working for JNL+ and 3Dreams as a creative director and a 2D/3D generalist where he gets his hands on 2D Infographics, compositing, color correction, CG, 3D animation and in all kinds of creative work. Alongside his full-time job he also works on his freelance and personal art projects. In theatre he has worked as a video director for: Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Sophia Vgenopoulou, Nancy Biniadaki and Thanos Papakonstantinou.