Is the Dullahan a kind of fairy or Fae creature?
The Dullahan, or Headless Horseman, is a sort of Fae that is said to have originated in Irish tradition. Its name comes from the Irish pronunciation of the word "doolahan." This malevolent figure takes the form of a man or a woman riding a black horse, but there is no head resting atop their shoulders as they do so.
What is the Dullahan's Weakness?
How can one put an end to a Dullahan?
The moment the Dullahan utters your name, you will be put on the execution list. Nothing can stop his instruction from being carried out. It is stated that if you have a gold coin in your pocket or are wearing a piece of gold jewelry, preferably gold Irish jewelry the Dullahan will turn around and go back to where he came from.
What are the Origins of the Dullahan?
Approximately 1,500 years ago, a prehistoric king who reigned in Ireland was known to have adored him. This monarch made an annual offering of human life as a sacrificial offering to the deity of fertility. The victim would often be decapitated before being put down. When Christianity was introduced to Ireland in the sixth century, the practice of worshiping the "old gods" became more unpopular.