- a spirit who, delighting in war, incited armies to fight and appeared to warriors about to be defeated.
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In this case the Badb watches over Cormac as his doom comes.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
W. Y. Evans Wentz
Thereupon Cuchulain drew 2his2 sword from the sheath of the Badb, to cut away the weapons and lighten the shield that was on him.
Badb: the war-fury, or goddess of war and carnage; she was wont to appear in the form of a carrion-crow.
And Badb and Macha and the Morrigu called out that they would go along with them.Gods and Fighting Men
Lady I. A. Gregory