The Celtic Goddess Brigid is known as the Goddess of fire (she is often associated with the forge and the hearth), poetry, healing, childbirth, and unity.

“Born at the exact moment of daybreak, Brigid rose into the sky with the sun, rays of fire beaming from her head. She was the daughter of Dagda, the great ‘father-god’ of Ireland.

In Druid mythology, the infant goddess was fed with milk from a sacred cow from the Otherworld. Brigid owned an apple orchard in the Otherworld and her bees would bring their magical nectar back to earth.

It is said that wherever she walked, small flowers and shamrocks would appear. As a sun goddess her gifts are light (knowledge), inspiration, and the vital and healing energy of the sun.” (source: http://www.goddessgift.com/goddess-myths/celtic-goddess-brigid.htm)

Imbolc, celebrated at the start  of February, is the Feast Day of Brigid. This day is meant to give us hope, and to remind us that spring is on its way.

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