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6th January 2018
[Tripple Goddess Lunar Sigil]

Today is the Celtic day of the Three-Fold Goddess.

[Brigit's Cross]

The Irish Goddess Brigit, Brigid or Bride (pronounced Breed), matron of artists, smiths and healers, is honoured in Druidry and WiseCraft. Her symbol is "Brigit's Cross", (shown on the right). Bride was the daughter of the Dagda (or Good God), the principal God of the Irish race known as the Tuatha de Dnaan, People of Dana, Dana being the Mother Goddess.

Brigit was often depicted as a Triple Goddess. Her chief shrine was in Kildare, where her vigil fire was tended by unmarried priestesses known as Inghean an Dagha, Daughters of Fire. With the Christianization of Ireland, Brigid became St Brigid and her shrine was taken over by nuns. Legend tells us that the nuns continued to tend her sacred flame until the thirteenth century, when the Bishop of Kildare decreed that the custom was Pagan and must cease. However, Brigid remained a very popular saint in Ireland and Scotland until recent times and her importance rivalled that of the Virgin Mary.

Faery blessings -- celeste

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