Ghosts And Spirits
Descriptions of ghosts and spirits throughout the world.

Ghosts And Spirits Index





Handsome, dashing, and totally unprincipled, the Ganconer truly lives up to his Irish name of Cancanagh or Love Talker. Playing enticing music on his flute, he wanders lonely valleys and copses, searching for an unaccompanied shepherdess or milkmaid to seduce, and then disappears. The girl, having experienced a fairy lovemaking, is no longer content with the mortal world and pines and dies for him. Girls wishing to escape such a fate should keep away from fairy flowers: harebells, love in idleness, and especially the May bush.