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In Irish mythology Goibniu (Old Irish) or Goibhniu (Modern Irish) was the smith of the Tuatha Dé Danann. He and his brothers Creidhne and Luchtaine were known as the Trí Dée Dána, the three gods of art, who forged the weapons which the Tuatha Dé used to battle the Fomorians. His weapons were always lethal, and his mead gave the drinker invulnerability.

Macha is an Irish war Goddess, strongly linked to the land. Several Goddesses or heroines bear Her name, but She is generally thought of as one aspect of the triple death Goddess the Mórrígan ("Great Queen" or "Phantom Queen"), consisting of Macha "Raven," Badb "Scald Crow" or "Boiling," and Nemain "Battle Fury." Macha is associated with both horses and crows.

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The Goddess Macha and the Unkindness of Ravens 8x10 Print

The Goddess Macha and the Unkindness of Ravens A print of the original painting by Emily Balivet, 2015. Macha is an Irish war Goddess, strongly linked to the land. She is an aspect of the triple Goddess known as the Morrighan along with her sisters Badb and Anu. All three could take the form of crows or ravens, and would fly over battlefields, choosing who would die and who would live. They would then take the souls of the deceased in their black wings, flying them off to the Otherworld…