Weekly goddess 101 – Brigid
(above painting by HMBT in 2004, sold)
As the Goddess of the Sacred Flame, Brigid has long been associated with fire.
According to mythology, she was born at the exact moment of day break, with rays of fire shooting from her head like the sun rising over the horizon.
But don’t take her title too literally – Brigid also represents a more symbolic kind of torch: the fire of inspiration.
In addition to high-rising flames, Brigid evokes all things lofty – from the physical elevation of tall mountains to the mental elevation of wisdom. She was known for her fierce intellect and extraordinary skills, both of which she was always open to sharing.
Brigid’s flame also brings with it a legacy of vitality and energy. Her mythology includes many stories of healing – both physical and emotional. Brigid used her energy to help everyone from lepers to warring families find health and happiness.
Brigid was said to bring beauty everywhere she went. According to mythology, with each step she took, flowers and shamrocks sprung from the ground.
I will be using the lessons brought by this goddess today in my day. So busy with so many things to get done, I am trying to not think about it all and just start at the top of the list and work my way down.
I hope the world is a wonderful place for you to be today,
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