The Badb (Old Irish) —meaning "crow"—is a war goddess who takes the form of a crow, and is thus sometimes known as Badb Catha ("battle crow"). She is known to cause fear and confusion among soldiers to move the tide of battle to her favoured side. Badb may also appear prior to a battle to foreshadow the extent of the carnage to come, or to predict the death of a notable person. She would sometimes do this through wailing cries, leading to comparisons with the bean-sídhe (banshee).
Theia was the Titan Goddess of Sight (thea) and the shining light of the clear blue sky (aithre). She also endowed gold, silver and gems with their brilliance and intrinsic value. Theia married Hyperion, the Titan God of Light, and bore him three bright children--Helios the Sun, Eos the Dawn, and Selene the Moon.