Banshee is a female spirit from Irish folklore. The word banshee means “woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman”.The scream of a banshee is believed to be an omen of death. The wail or scream is also called as a “caoine” which means “keening”. The wail is supposed to be a warning about an imminent death in the family. The banshees are not always portrayed as evil. Some are considered to have strong ties with families and it is said that each family has a banshee. They sing sorrowful haunting songs filled with love and concern for the families.