The Dullahan, also called "Gan Ceann," meaning "No Head" in Irish, is another dark faerie. This creature takes the form of a headless horseback rider, much like the popular Headless Horseman. The dullahan are known to carry their heads with them, their faces are usually said to be grotesquely smiling and have bright, evil eyes. Like the banshee, the dullahan is a sign of death, though certainly not as subtle. In some tales, they actually ride a carriage made of the parts of various dead people (ie. human bones and skin) while in others they simply ride demonic horses. Either way, they are said to carry whips made of the spines of their victims.
Exactly what the dullahan does depends on the version of the story. Some say that they simply ride along, and stop to indicate where a person will die. In other stories, they actually kill said person, rather than indicate their death, usually by calling out that person's name, killing them on the spot. There is said to be no way to lock out a dullahan, who, like the banshees and other death spirits, are messengers of fate.