Brigid Statue in Bronze Finish
By Maxine Miller
Brigid Statue in Bronze cast of high quality resin with Bronze Finish measures approximately 10 3/4 inches tall x 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. The platform of the statue is convenient to place a tea light or votive candle. 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 the following which is represented in this detailed statue:
- 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.
Three Aspects of Brigid:
- Fire of Inspiration as patroness of poetry
- Fire of the Hearth, as patroness of healing and fertility
- Fire of the Forge, as patroness of smithcraft and martial arts.
She is mother to the craftsmen Sons of Tuireann: Creidhne, Luchtaine and Giobhniu. Brighid's festival is Imbolc, celebrated on or around February 1 when she ushers Spring to the land after An Cailleach's Winter reign. This mid-Winter feast commences as the ewes begin to lactate and is the start of the new agricultural cycle. During this time Brigid personifies a bride, virgin or maiden aspect and is the protectoress of women in childbirth.