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Brigid of Ireland (born died aged She is the patron saint of Ireland, cattle, dairy farmers, and newborns.

Brigit is the Celtic triple goddess. A fiery goddess who tirelessly protects those who call upon her. She is a feminine counterpart to Archangel Michael's warrior energy and was transitioned to St. Brigid by the Catholic church to bridge the Pagan and Christian divide.

Spirit Message of the Moment – Ideas to Honor and Celebrate Imbolc 2013

Brigid seems to have been both a pagan goddess and a Christian saint, with a smooth transition over time. As a goddess she was the patron of healing, crafts and poetry. Although venerated all over Ireland, Brigid had special territorial power over Leinster. She was an expert in prophecy and she was invoked by women in childbirth. This fertility aspect of her character is strong: her pagan feast day was the feast of Imbolc, which was a seaonal fertility feast celebrating the lactating of…

Brigid seems to have been both a pagan goddess and a Christian saint, with a…

Female Poets of The First World War: Winifred Mabel Letts - "Saint Brigid" on St. Brigid's Day - 1st February

Female Poets of The First World War: Winifred Mabel Letts - "Saint Brigid" on St.

#Celtic Saint Brigid Cross Irish House Blessing Holy Post Card Set of 8

Saint Brigid Cross Irish House Blessing Holy Post Card Set of 8

The painting of the Goddess Brigid or St. Brigid inside the icon box. Included are symbols of Brigid: Brigid's cross, the oak tree, dawn light, sheep, her green cloak, and the metalwork brooch and cross around her neck. She is also sitting on a hill, for she is the Goddes of "high places". Copyright Karin Bolstad 2012

The painting of the Goddess Brigid or St. Brigid inside the icon box.

HOW TO MAKE A BRIGID'S CROSS  --   The Brigid's Cross is a traditional craft made at Imbolc and Candlemas by Pagans and Christians alike. Named for the Celtic goddess and the Catholic saint, it is hung in the home for protection or...

How to Make a Brigid's Cross

Brigid’s Cross - Her symbols: Harp—She is the Goddess of poetry and music. Cauldron—She is a fire Goddess. Triskellion—She is a Celtic Triple Goddess. Brigid’s Knot—A Celtic knot made in her honor.

We made these every year at school for St. Bridget's day. Then we would take them home and replace the faded yellow one with a bright green fresh one on the kitchen wall .(1970's)

Celebrating Imbolc - the midpoint between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox - Brigid of Ireland a Goddess so loved the people refused to give her up

This is a Brigid's or St. Brigid's cross. Brigid's crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare, who is venerated as one of the patron saints of Ireland. The crosses are traditionally made on 1 February, which in the Irish language is called Lá Fhéile Bhríde (St. Brigid's feast day), the day of her liturgical celebration.

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Brigid's Cross - Many rituals are associated with the making of the crosses. It was traditionally believed that a Brigid's Cross protects the house from fire and evil. It is hung in many Irish and Irish-American kitchens for this purpose.

St. Brigid's Oatcakes These chewy bread-cakes have been fed to children in Ireland for years, in the belief that vigorous chewing would strengthen their young jaws. The children of today like them because they are fun to eat. And because they are low in fat and high in fiber, they are definitely healthful. The loaf is cut in quarters, or "farls" before it is baked.

st brigid oatcakes (starts night before) Bread Kitchen Recipes Irish culture and customs - World Cultures European

how-to. natural crafts. pick dead grasses, wish for spring (another one for imbolc; i love this holiday.)

Beautifully clear tutorial for making a St Brigid's Cross - traditionally made with wheat but I like Michele Made Me's yarn or cereal box versions

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