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Badb

by Micha F. Lindemans
Badb is the Irish (Celtic) goddess of war. She often assumes the form of a raven or carrion-crow (her favorite disguise) and is then referred to as Badb Catha, meaning "battle raven". Not only did she take part in battles themselves, she also influenced their outcome by causing confusion among the warriors with her magic. The battle-field is often called 'land of Badb'.

She formed part of a triad of war-goddesses with Macha (Nemain) and the Morrigan.


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  • Also known as:
    Badhbh

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