Bridgid - the Fiery Arrow of Inspiration
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[breet or breed] Also Brigit, Brigid, Bride, Brighid, Bridget, Brigindo,
and Banfile. Her name comes from the old Irish word brigh, meaning
"Power"; "Renown"; "Fiery Arrow or Power" (Breo-saighead). Daughter of The
Dagda and one of the Great mother Goddess of Ireland. At one time in
History most of Ireland was united in praise and worship of her. She
probably was one and the same with Dana, the first great mother Goddess of
the Irish. Called the poetess, often called the Triple Brigids, Three
Blessed Ladies of Britain, The Three Mothers. Another aspect of Danu;
associated with Imbolc. She had an exclusive female priesthood at Kildare
and an ever-burning sacred fire. The number of her priestesses was
nineteen, representing the nineteen-year cycle of the "Celtic Great Year".
Her kelles were sacred prostitutes and her soldiers brigands. Goddess of
fire, fertility, the hearth, all feminine arts and crafts, and martial
arts. Healing, physicians, agriculture, inspiration, learning, poetry,
divination, prophecy, smithcraft, animal husbandry, love, witchcraft,
the original triskele, associated with Brigid
a good luck charm or symbol
in later years this was converted into a cross, now known as St. Brigid's Cross
A Happy Imbolc to you...
I hope this finds you in good health,
and the quickening sap of your soul
coursing strong with light and power.
May the gracious touch of Brighid
be upon your brow,
and nothing but soft days
and good dreams be around you.
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