Friday, January 9, 2009

Imbolc Day 3: The Goddess Brighid

Get Ready for Imbolc!

Day 3: The Goddess Brighid

Patti Wigington from Patti Wigington
In many traditions of Paganism, the Celtic goddess Brighid is celebrated at Imbolc. A protector of hearth and home, Brighid is a fire goddess who is typically associated with poetry, smithcraft, and inspiration. She was especially honored when it came to matters of prophecy and divination. A sacred flame was maintained by a group of priestesses, and her sanctuary at Kildare became the home of a saint when Ireland converted to Christianity.

Brighid, Hearth Goddess of Ireland

In Irish legend, Brighid was the daughter of the Dagda, and was a goddess associated with domesticity and motherhood. However, later on she became connected to a nun called Brighid, who eventually became a saint. In her many aspects, Brighid has followers all over the Celtic lands...Read More

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