Is this cow in front of the house safe? Tá sí os comhair a thí. ("Tí" is the Ginideach of "teach") Tá sí ar a tí. "Tí" is an Ainmneach meaning "track". So the Banshee is after the cow who is in front of the house...
“Coming out of the closet” is big part of our lingo and understanding of the LGBTQIA+ experience. But do you know about the many different meanings of being “out” for different people? This comic breaks down what the concept of the closet really means, and shows how cis and straight people can help dismantle the forces building closets around our identities.
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).
WHAT’S IN A NAME? + LYDIA The name Lydia has both Greek and Germanic roots. Derived from the Greek Λυδια, meaning ‘woman of Lydia [the Iron Age kingdom located in Asia Minor]’, Lydia means ‘of the noble sort’. First used in England in the 17th Century, Lydia also means ’beauty and beloved’, and sometimes ‘light’, in Old English.