- Brigid Statue by Maxine Miller
The Celtic Goddess Brigid is the female heart of Ireland, though Her worship spread far beyond its borders. Bridget is known as the Goddess of:
- Healing/Skill to Healers
- Smithcraft/The Forge
- All forms of Creation
- Strength to Warriors
Symbols commonly associated with Brigid:
- Sacred Wells
Her presence is felt and still worshipped at Her sacred wells, and at Kildare where an eternal flame still burns in Brigit's honor and is still quietly attended by eighteen maidens.
The Catholic Church made her a saint due to her fervent worshippers, who accepted Christ, but could not endorse a religion that excluded her.
Other names/spellings: Brigit, Brighid, Brigid, Bride, Breed, Birdie, Brigantia, Brittania, and St. Brigit. February 2nd, known as Imbolc, is sacred to Brigid, as February 1st is the sacred day of St. Brigit.
© 2007 Maxine Miller