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  • Shinra works for Yagiri, they know that he has the dullahan, and he knows full well who has the head.

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  • At the end of the episode, it was revealed that it was indeed Shinra who told the artist that the dullahan looked okay and much better without the head and that it was a beautiful drawing.

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  • They find the artist and he reveals that he was inspired by the dullahan that he saw and he even drew her and showed it to Celty and Shizuo.

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  • Dullahans are said to carry their heads under their arms and said that they pass around villages and when you are unfortunate enough to open the door and see the dullahan, they splash blood on you.

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  • We get to see a flashback of Celty, being a dullahan of he Celtic legend in Ireland.

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  • What Celty is finding out is that this is not really working; or, at least, she can't really know if a human's life is for her until she gets back in touch with herself as a dullahan.

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  • There are mischievous ones such as leprechauns and cluricauns; there are fairies that warn of death and danger, like the banshee; and then there are the frightening ones, the pookas and the dullahan.

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  • We saw Darby O’Gill and the Little People in a real theater, where I cried and dove for my dad’s lap when the banshee screamed and the dullahan came in his black coach to carry Katie off to the netherworld.

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  • Isn't it right that Celty is like, "Man, this shit is kind of ridiculous - I'd rather be a dullahan again"?

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  • The Irish Dullahan (also Durahan, Gan Ceann) is a type of unseelie faerie. It is headless, usually seen riding a headless black horse and carrying his head under one arm. The head's eyes are massive and constantly dart about like flies, while the mouth is constantly in a hideous grin that touches both sides of the head. The flesh of the head is said to have the color and consistency of moldy cheese. The dullahan's whip is actually a human corpse's spine, and the wagons they sometimes use are made of similarly funereal objects (e.g. candles in skulls to light the way, the spokes of the wheels made from thigh bones, the wagon's covering made from a worm-chewn pall). When the dullahan stops riding, it is at where a person due to die is. The dullahan calls out their name, at which point they immediately perish.

    There is no way to bar the road against a dullahan--all locks and gates open on their own when it approaches. Also, they do not appreciate being watched while on their errands, throwing a basin of blood on those who dare to do so (often a mark that they're among the next to die), or even lashing out the watchers' eyes with their whips. Nonetheless, they are frightened of gold, and even a single gold pin can drive a dullahan away. The myth may have inspired the Headless Horseman in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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    In the Disney film "Darby O'Gill and the Little People", a dullahan makes an appearance as the coachman of the cóiste-bodhar (death coach).

    February 11, 2008