The Celtic Goddess of the spirit of Ireland and the wife of MacCuill. She was a queen of the Tuatha De Danaan and one of three daughters of the Dagda whose name was given to Ireland afterwards. Her themes are protection. Her symbol is soil. A Celtic war goddess, she met the Sons of the Gael on Slieve Mis and spoke with Amergin, and was later killed in the Battle of Tailltin. Banba extends safety to those who follow her, wielding magic in their support. In Irish tradition, she protected the land from invaders. As a reward for her sorcery’s assistance her name became linked with ancient poetic designations for parts of Ireland.