> >Thanks. Yes, I meant the Bodh who seems to be associated with
> > the Morrigan... which I guess fits with Battle Raven???
>First off, it's not Bodh, it's Badbh. In some cases she's see as one
>part of the triple goddess called the Morrigu (Morr/igan, Badbh, and
>Nemhain). However, most of the time she's considered an independent
>battle fury, which I think is more consistent with the other evidence.
AH! I had seen it before as: Morrigan, Macha, agus Bodh... Incorrect?
>> Is it likely that Bodh is an avatar of Cathubodua?
>Avatar is really more a Hindu concept than a Celtic one: different
>appearances or incarnations of the same deity. In Celtic stuff, we
>usually talk in terms of goddesses filling the same functional role or
>actually being the same goddess worshipped across several Celtic areas.
>Clearly, Badbh and Cathubodua fill the same functional role--battle
>fury--in Ireland and Gaul. Because of the similarity of their names, I'm
>inclined to think they may actually be the same goddess, but we'd need
>more evidence to know for sure. As it is, there is only one inscription
>to Cathubodua in Gaul and the references in myths to Badbh are pretty
>late and confused.
That's interesting. What are the circumstances around the