Celtic Goddesses and Gods Part 2
Babd (Also Badhbh, Badb Catha)- A Gaelic Goddess of war, wisdom, death, and inspiration, she is the wife and sometimes granddaughter of Net, a war God. As an aspect of Morrigan, she is the Battle Raven, and her name means Scald-crow. She fills warriors with fury and helped defeat the Formorians in Ireland. Her father is Ernmas and her sisters are Macha, the Morrigu, and Anu. Her symbols are the cauldron, ravens, and crows.
Balor- He is a Sun God and king of the Formors, who were early giants, originally occupying Ireland. Son of Net and grandfather to Lugh, he has a baleful eye that, when opened, lays waste to his enemies. At the second Battle of Mag Tuired, Lugh puts out Balor’s evil eye with a sling-stone and kills him.
Banba- An Irish Earth Goddess representing the sacred land, she is part of the triad of the three Goddesses of sovereignty that also includes Folta and Eriu. She is wife of MacCruill, and thought to be the first settler in Ireland. One of Ireland’s ancient names is “the island of Banba of the Women”.
Belinus (Also Bel, Belanos, Belenus)- A God of life, truth, war, inspiration, and music. His mother is Corwenna and his brother Brennius. He represents fire of fire, and is said to have been buried in a golden urn in London. An active healing (dry heat) God, he drives away diseases. His symbols are the roadways, sun disc, a golden harp, and a golden curved sword and spear.
Belisama- The Goddess of Fire and an aspect of Bridget, she is known as the “young Sun” and the “Sun maiden”. Her name means like unto flame or bright and shinning one. Her symbol is the rising Sun.
Belisana- An aspect of Belisama with a similar appearance, but more earthly, she is a solar Goddess of healing, laughter and the forests.
Blodenwedd (Also Blodewedd, Blodeuedd)- A sun and moon Goddess associated with the dawn and the May Queen, she is called “Flowerface” or “White Flower”. Created by Math and Gwydion from flowers, blossom, and nine elements, she is the most beautiful and the most treacherous Goddess and is associated with the Arthurian Guenevere. She is turned into a white owl by Gwydion. Her magickal symbols are he white owl, meadowsweet, oak, broom, primrose and cockle.
Borvo (Also Bormo, Bormanus)- A Celtic Apollo and a God of healing, he is also associated with wet heat, such as hot springs and mineral waters. He represents the elements of fire and water, and is God of unseen or concealed truth and inspiration through dreams. His symbols are a flute, a golden harp, a golden sword or spear, hot springs, and the sun disc.
Brigantia- A powerful Celtic Briton nature Goddess of water and pastoral activities with distinct similarities to the Irish Sun Goddess Bridgit, her name is an ancient name for the rivers and the curves of the countryside. She us a titular Goddess of the Brigantes in Yorkshire.
(Source: Exploring Celtic Druidism Ancient Magick and Rituals for Personal Empowerment by Sirona Knight)