Ankou


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Ankou

gaunt driver of spectral cart; collects the dead. [Brittany Folklore: Leach, 62]
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Can Elenora befriend Morgana and discover a cure for death-by-mandrake before the Ankou ushers Merlin's spirit away for good?
Eddie Vanderdoes is back after missing last season because of an injury, and Takkrist McKinley and Eli Ankou also return.
Nothing works any longer because Ankou has taken, or almost, his soul, which is already clawing at the feathers on the wings of the archangel as they glide through the light-years of language.
O'r Banshee yn yr Iwerddon, y Toili yng Nghymru a'r Ankou yn Llydaw, gwae chi os dowch chi ar eu traws.
7The Ankou: The Ankou is an omen of death found in Bretagne tradition.
For Ker-Orr, this is momentarily the Ankou himself, and seeing him produces a frisson that he savours; for if you meet the Ankou, you die.
The ultimate subservience to Fate would be that of the peasant who, having read the signs of the Ankou in nature, crawls into bed to await death.
He meets Ludo in the day (while the Ankou patrolled at night), but is eager to enjoy the full horror of the make-believe encounter:
His competence with converting signs has therefore (in the mythology of this particular story) enabled him to overcome the death of which Ludo as the Ankou is a portent, and to resume his life as a trickster.
Perhaps I had put myself in the position of the Ankou, even--unseen as I was, a foreigner and, so, ultimately dangerous--by mentioning the Ankou, with which he was evidently familiar.
Matt Dickerson, Eli Ankou and Takkarist are all proven starters.
Celtic Monsters uses animation from Oscar-nominated Joanna Quinn's Beryl Productions to illustrate banshees, dragons, serpents, demons and omens of death including the ankou.