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Brigid, red-gold woman.
Brigid, flame and honeycomb.
Brigid, sun of womanhood.
Brigid, lead me home.
You are a branch in blossom.
You are a sheltering dome.
You are my bright precious freedom.
Brigid, lead me home." ~from The Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan

Brighid is the bright mother aspect of the Celtic triple goddess. Goddess of the hearth, the forge (literal and figuritive), fire, moon, prophecy, healing, … patron of crafters and smiths, poets, warriors, women in all their stages but especially childbirth, creation and creativity, inspiration.

Breo-saighit the “bright/exalted one”, the “fiery-arrow”, she of the twisted hair is often linked with Athena and Vestia/Hestia. Fires and candles were kept lit by her devotees, eternal flames in her honor even after she became St. Brigid with the advent of Christianity. Until Henry the Viii ordered them put out. (He didn’t like the excessive popularity of these nuns) These fires have been relit and kept alit since.

Associated with the Nature Teachers: Raven/Crow, Wolf/Dog, Bee, Apple, Blackberry, Thistle, Oak, Dandelion, Serpents (especially entwined), Cattle/livestock, Moon, Water, Fire, Clover, Rabbit/Hare, and Rose are associated with Brighid. She is Moon to Lugh’s Sun

I look to All My Relations for advice, wisdom, and inspiration. I’m a Gemini with Pisces rising…everything else is subject to change without notice.

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Comments

  • RajeevKashyap
    RajeevKashyapover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work

  • Thank you :) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    Blessed Be my sister, beautiful heARTwork ;) xoxox ♥

  • Glad you enjoyed :) xo

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • Eva & Klaus WW
    Eva & Klaus WWover 5 years ago

    Wow!
    My second name is Bridget! I was born in Ireland and the doctor attending my birth took one look at me and said my name had to be Bridget – and my mother was in no position to argue ;o)))

  • I often thought I would use the name for my own daughter one day, but never did. I continue to love this ancient Goddess for all her many facets though.

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • BevsArtCreation
    BevsArtCreationover 5 years ago

    This image is compelling and has such color and impact.And mystery and ntrigue too. And then I read your words to the right here about it and felt even more personally connected. Feels very healing to me. I always enjoy images that speak to me and this one does. Thank you for stopping by my site as well. I shall make sure I keep my eye on your future work. You are dfinitely and artist and writer!

  • Thank you for the kind compliments! Yes, this image felt healing to me from the moment I raised my hand to the sky… it was one of those rare focused moments where I could see the image, and intent within the image, before I even began. In playing with the intial image, the colors became intense, almost overwhelming, and I loved how they gently gilded the dark silhouette of hand and raven. So glad one of my favorite images spoke to you! Thank you too for taking the time to comment… feedback is always greatly appreciated.

    :) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful work here, I really like the composition & your processing:))

  • Thank you for the kind compliment! Feedback is always welcome, but positive feedback is an unexpected treat! ~ wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • DaveBassett
    DaveBassettabout 5 years ago

    Great colour and design – nice work.

  • thank you! :) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • PrairieRose
    PrairieRoseabout 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful, spiritual image!
    Marvelous job Quinn…………
    kind regards, Rosie

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts; greatly appreciated! :) wishing you laughter

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • cynkehl
    cynkehlabout 5 years ago

    amazing vibrancy!

  • Thanks! I had a great deal of fun with this one :)

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thank you! :O)

    – Quinn Blackburn

  • madvlad
    madvladover 4 years ago

    golden flight

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