Brighid came to me when I was writing Wanted. Because Fiona is a midwife and a
doctor and has a knowledge of herbal medicine, it made sense to me that Fiona would know
about and pay homage to Brighid. Because Brighid seems to be trying to make herself
increasingly important to me, I have started this page in an attempt to honor her.
Although Brighid is a Celtic Goddess, she is also known as Saint Brigit and February 1st is her feast day.
I'm not overly fond of this quote, but I think it's a good, brief explanation of her significance.
"Briganta or Brigit was the Celtic goddess of fire, the hearth, healing, marriage,
childbirth and of poetry, celebrated by a festival to welcome the spring, usually held on
the first day of February. She was renamed Bride and the feast became the Day of Bride.
It was thought that she spent the winter imprisoned within Ben Nevis by the Cailleach or
Blue Hag who destroyed everything on earth and brought darkness over the land."
Page 21 Scottish Customs by Sheila Livingstone 1997 Barnes and Noble Books.
I will change and enhance this page as I am inspired to go so.
Every day and every night
That I say the genealogy of Brighid,
I shall not be killed,
I shall not be harried, I shall not be put into a cell,
I shall not be wounded.
No fire, no sun,
no moon shall burn me,
No lake, no water,
no sea shall drown me.
for I am the child of Poetry,
Poetry, child of Reflection,
Reflection, child of Meditation,
Meditation, child of Lore,
Lore, child of Research,
Research, child of Great Knowledge,
Great Knowledge, child of Intelligence,
Intelligence, child of Comprehension,
Comprehension, child of Wisdom,
Wisdom, child of Brighid.
-The Genealogy of Brighid
The wonderful depiction of Brighid above comes from Brighid's Eternal Flame