Yes, the Sith are a popular topic in here of late. But that's the Star Wars Sith. I'm talking about a different kind of Sith, the Baobhan Sith. With Halloween fast approaching, I'm getting in the mood for anything that tends to be associated with that holiday. So last Friday I checked out a couple of books from the library that can be associated with halloween, both are a part of the Time-Life The Enchanted World series that appeared in the 80s. Last night I was looking through Night Creatures chapter three, which is all about vampires and vampire-like creatures when I came across the word sith. Well, considering the fact that I am a Star Wars fan, sith certainly caught my attention when it appeared in a book with no real association with Star Wars. So at any rate I had to check out what it had to say. Needless to say, most of what is said is a story that really doesn't explain much about the baobhan sith. But pages 87 and 89 give some understanding about these creatures. Page 87: [blockquote]In Scotland, such creatures were called baobhan sith, and they lurked with others of their kind in the mountain wilds. The scots were fond of telling tales of encounters with these creatures, and the tales were not pleasant ones.[/blockquote] It then goes into one such tale, a fairly short tale, which ends on page 90. But it is divided by a two page picture depicting a scene from this tale on pages 88-89. And as I already said, page 89 gives a bit more of a description on the baobhan sith, which is also a quick summary of the tale told on pages 87 and 90. Page 89: [blockquote]One dark night, recalls a Scottish tale, a group of huntsmen fell prey to baobhan sith--women vampires who roamed the Highlands. The vampires whirled the men in a dance of death and drank their blood as they trod the lively measures.[/blockquote] As I said, not much understand on just what the baobhan sith are. Are they all female? Do they only prey on men? One thing is clear though. This group of Sith are also associated with darkness and evil. Their vampires, and only come out at night. So does that mean the Sith we know are actually vampires? Just kidding. At anyrate, Happy Halloween.