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noun Irish Mythology.
  1. a spirit who, delighting in war, incited armies to fight and appeared to warriors about to be defeated.
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Examples from the Web for badb

Historical Examples

  • 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