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Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of Healing, Poetry, and Smithcraft, begins her reign on Imbolic, February 2, the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox.

Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of Healing, Poetry, and Smithcraft, begins her reign on Imbolic, February 2, the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox.

Cadhas do Bhrighde. A token of respect to Brigid. By Professor Alexander John Haddow (1912- 1978)

Cadhas do Bhrighde. A token of respect to Brigid. By Professor Alexander John Haddow (1912- 1978)

"Brigid Goddess Celtic Goddess Of Fire Painting" by Tomas OMaoldomhnaigh, on FineArtAmerica

Brigid Goddess Celtic Goddess Of Fire

"Brigid Goddess Celtic Goddess Of Fire Painting" by Tomas OMaoldomhnaigh, on FineArtAmerica

Imbolc

Imbolc

February Imbolc is one of the female fire festivals, meaning 'In Milk'. It is the time when ewes and cows begin to lactate after giving birth. The earth is re-birthing with with the promise of new life as the seeds deep within the soil begin to awaken.

"We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruised body, and my outraged daughters.... Consider how many of you are fighting — and why! Then you will win this battle, or perish. That is what I, a woman, plan to do!— let the men live in slavery if they will." These are the words of Queen Boudicca, according to ancient historian Tacitus.

"We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruised body, and my outraged daughters.... Consider how many of you are fighting — and why! Then you will win this battle, or perish. That is what I, a woman, plan to do!— let the men live in slavery if they will." These are the words of Queen Boudicca, according to ancient historian Tacitus.

Brighid is seen as a triple Goddess, and she is associated with three different spheres—high (leaping flames, tall forts, wisdom), middle (hearth and home), and low (wells and sacred springs). Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Brighid is seen as a triple Goddess, and she is associated with three different spheres—high (leaping flames, tall forts, wisdom), middle (hearth and home), and low (wells and sacred springs). Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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