Acrylics on stretched canvas. 14 x 10" Ready to hang.
Brigid, the Celtic goddess of fire (the forge and the hearth), poetry, healing, childbirth, smithcraft, and unity, is celebrated in many European countries. Born at the exact moment of daybreak, Brigid rose into the sky with the sun, rays of fire beaming from her head. She is known by many names, including that of Saint Brigid who is, perhaps, the most powerful religious figure in Irish history.
Her attributes are light, inspiration and all skills associated with fire. She is the benefactress of inner healing and vital energy. Also long known as The Mistress of the Mantle, She represents the sister or virgin aspect of the Great Goddess.
Her important association with the cow, coupled with its critical necessity in Celtic culture and history, relates to the festival of Imbolc (Candlemas) on Feb ist. This celebration, which is so completely Hers, involves the lighting of fires, purification with well water and the ushering in of the new year (Spring) by a maiden known as the Queen of the Heavens.
She is also credited with the invention of whistling, which she used to summon her friends to her side!
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