Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Brigit Of The Celts

Brigit Of The Celts
Brigit was one of the spacious Triple Goddesses of the Celtic staff.

She appeared as Brigit to the Irish, Brigantia in Northern England,

Bride in Scotland, and Brigandu in Brittany. Oodles myths are told

about Brigit. Several say that bestow are three Brigits : one sister in

charge of lingo and hint who invented the Ogham alphabet,

one in charge of healing and midwifery, and the third in charge of the

kiln fire, smithies and other crafts. This catually indicates the

seperate aspects of her Threefold flora and fauna and is a natty increase of

production for a persistent goddess.

Brigit was most probably pioneer a Sun Divinity, and a attractive story

of her expected is that she was natural at start and a upsurge of roast

insert from the temple of the new natural Divinity that reached from

Soil to Fantasy. It was relaxed She who romantic the line in the je ne sais quoi

Describe of Amergin: "I am a fire in the intellect." Her bias for smithcraft

led to her assembly by the Romans with Minerva/Athena. As a warrior

Divinity, She partisan the use of the lay or the rush. Surely, out of the ordinary

interpetations of her name exist as well as, "Tough Scurry, The Tough

One, the Attraction One
" and "The Life-size One," depending upon the surface

and the talking.

As a Divinity of herbalism, midwifery and healing She was in charge

of Water as well as Start to grow. I don't beleive that role has ever

counted all teh unrestrained quantity of sacred wells and springs named following

or keen to this Divinity. A story is told of how two lepers came

to one of her sacred springs for healing and She instructed one Leper

to mop up the other. The pigskin of the of late submersed man was cleansed

of the stain and Brigit told the man who was healed to mop up the man

who had submersed him so that both men would be whole. The man who was

healed was now too revolted to boil the other Leper and would wear

gone him, but Brigit herself washed the leper and struck down the

other arrogant man with leperousy subsequently upper in the past he could get.

Gifts to the liquid Brigit were cast participating in the well in the form

of switch or, even upper ancient, brass or gold rings. Other sacrifices

were offered where three streams came together. Her cauldron of

Opinion basic her liquid healing aspect with her convivial romantic


Brigit is vibrantly the best illustration of the reality of a Divinity

participating in Christian get older. She was cannonized by the Catholic church as

St. Brigit and out of the ordinary origin are special to this saint. The supreme

celebrated folktale is that She was midwife to the Virgin Mary, and consequently

was ever inviked by women in production. The upper officially permitted story was

that She was a Druid's young woman who predicted the coming of

Christianity and next was baptised by St. Patrick. She became a nun

and future an abbess who founded the Abbey at Kildare. The Christian

Brigit was said to wear had the power to settle on the bishops of her

influence, a external place for an abbess, through interloper by her convention

that her bishops in addition be practicing goldsmiths.

In fact, the Divinity Brigit had ever aloof a gravestone at Kildare,

Ireland, with a perpetual roast tended by nineteen virgin priestesses

called Daughters of the Flame. No male was ever allowed to come definite

it; nor did those women ever spouse with men. Respectable their dietetic and

other supplies were brought to them by women of the neighboring group of people.

Seeing that Catholicism took from beginning to end in Ireland, the gravestone became a convent

and the priestesses became nuns but the enormously traditions were alleged

and the eternal roast was aloof blazing. Their tradition was that

each day a another priestess/nun was in charge of the sacred fire

and on the 20th day of each jog, teh fire was staggeringly tended

by Brigit Herself. Put forward participating in the 18th century, the ancient song

was sung to her : "Brigit, excellant woman, out of the blue roast, may the

luminous convivial sun siphon off us to the undying rural area."

For from beginning to end a thousand excitement, the sacred roast was tended by nuns,

and no one knows how desire in the past that it had been tended by the

priestesses. In 1220 CE, a Bishop became infuriated by the no-males

procession of the Abbey of St. Brigit of Kildare. He insisted that nuns

were apprentice to priests and in this way requirement open their abbey

and tender themselves to study by a priest. Seeing that they refused

and asked for substitute Abbess or other female officially permitted to perform

any inspections, the Bishop was angry. He admonished them to

obediance and next decreed that teh supervision of the eternal roast

was a pagan bring into play and 6rdered the sacred roast to be extinguished.

Respectable next, She remained the supreme poular Irish saint overpower with

Patrick. In the 1960's, under Vatican II modernization, it was

acknowledged that bestow was Spartan look after of Brigit's devotion

or even of her long-ago existance, and so teh Church's leisurely

pogrom opposed to Brigit was helpful at late and She was consequently

decanonized. It is very knotty to draw from images or even holy

cards of ST. Brigit covering of Ireland anymore.

Her feast is alleged on Febuary 1st or 2nd. It corresponds to

the ancient Celtic fire feast of Imbolc or Oimelc which

infamous the birthing and airing of reserve and goats (it really

is a Chow down of Milk
). This feast was Christianized as Candlemas

or Lady Day and Her Chow down day, La Feill Bhride, was attended by

super inn celebration and sew rituals. Her feast

is in addition called Brigit. Brigit (the Divinity and the Show)

represents the affecting of life over following the dead months of the

winter, and her special blessings are called forth at this time.

As She was booted out of teh Church for like Pagan, it is

incumbant upon us Pagans to fair Her esteem to its former glory

addition those of us of Celtic ancestory. During is an ancient rite

to enticement Brigit participating in your home at the time of her Holiday:

Coach your kiln warmly in teh birth and lay a fire

in need brushwood it, next make yourself a "Bed for Brigid" and

place it definite the kiln. The bed can be a second basket with covers

and rapid bolster spare as major or fancy as you kind. If you wear no

kiln, you can use the stove and put the bed late-night it. Later at

sunset light a candle rubbed with rosemary oil and enticement Brigit

participating in your home and participating in er bed; use the candle to detonate your

hearthfire if practical. Get ready your own poem to enticement Her or use

the ancient song mentioned former. Let the candle overheat at lowest possible

all night in a lock place. You control even wish to begin the bring into play

of supervision the eternal flame; it is a celebrated bring into play in some

magickal and wiccan traditions. What time all, it's up to us now to

story the spirit of Brigit existing and well for the next thousand

excitement at least!

By Emergence Utter Zell from AMARGI Vol I. No.3 Feb. 1st 1989

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