Origin: British Isles
The Green Lady is a type of apparition who appears throughout the British Isles. There are many Green Ladies who may have little in common beyond their supernatural nature and the green dresses that explain their name.
Most Green Ladies are considered to be ghosts. Various castles and manor homes claim to be haunted by their very own Green Ladies. Green Ladies may also haunt moors, ruins, or wild, desolate locations. Some Green Ladies are categorized as Demons or spirits. The Glaistig is sometimes classified as a Green Lady, as are the Baobhan Sidhe.
Manifestation: The typical Green Lady is a beautiful, pale, long-haired woman dressed ina flowing green gown. Some Green Ladies are goat women: their nether regions are goat-shaped. This may be camouflaged by their loose, flowing clothes.
See also: Banshee; Baobhan Sidhe; Ghost; Glaistig; Gray Lady; White Lady
From the Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses – Written by : Judika Illes Copyright © 2009 by Judika Illes.