Strange that the last Celtic Goddess I am covering is one that deals with death and destruction. But with all the craziness and division in the world right now I wanted to look death in the face and see if there were a way to find the positive side. Badb fits that bill pretty well.
Badb is one aspect of the Celtic War Goddess Triplicity, The Morrigan. Badb, translates as “Hooded Crow” and “One Who Boils.” She signifies fury, rage and violence. She brings war, death, chaos but also enlightenment, life, and wisdom.
In The Destruction of Da Choca’s Hostel She is the “Washer at the Ford,” washing the bloodstained clothes of the one about to die as She prophesied the death of the hero Cormac. Here she is seen standing on one leg with one eye opened and one eye closed; with one foot in the human world and the other in the spirit world. While She is the harbinger of death of our current mortal condition She also offers the promise of new life.
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