So I think Ill just stick to writing these in pairs cause its easier. Anyway on to the myths.
In Greek mythology the where made by Hades and they work for him. For that they are considered evil and cruel. Their work consists of stuff that normally dogs would do. They hunt down the souls of the dying or already dead and bring them to hell. They also guard the entrances, to the word of the dead, like grave yards and Indian burial sites. And the guard supernatural treasures There said to have black fur, glowing red eyes, super speed, super strength and phantom like abilities. They have been known to appear out of no where and disappear in the blink of an eye, and maybe talk. Most think that there fire based animals and therefore have fire based powers. One legend states that if someone see the hell hound three times, they will die an abrupt and unforeseen death. The most famous hell hound is Cerberus. You know three headed dog and is said to make you feel like an aunt. He has a brother Orthrus, who has only two heads. Some believe hell hounds can shadow travel, which meals they travel through shadows. That’s why most are afraid of the dark.
Some believe they are spirits of nature and the souls of those who where not allowed to reach absolution. In Celtic religions they are known as fallen angels and in English they are known as fairy women. In other stories there the spirits of murdered woman or mothers who died in childbirth. In Irish traditional stories they are said to be charged with the task of warning selected members of Irish family, mostly noble families. They where said to only cry for 4 major families, but the list grew due to marriages along the way. Its said that they appear in grey tattered dresses or green, red, and grey robes. Banshees are seen in four different forms: a young beautiful woman, a middle aged noblewoman or matron, a fragile old woman, and that of a washing woman who, when warning someone, washes the clothes or armor of those who are going to die. The quality of her voice differs from region to region. In one its said that she has a low pleasant voice that soothes and comforts those who mourn and in another region she has the wail of a woman and the moan of an owl. Its said that banshees have long fair hair which they take of with a silver comb. Its said that if you find one on the ground to not pick it up because you’ll get spirited away. Though they usually give the comb away to someone they love.