A few days ago, I received the following sketch in a message, with the words, “Thanks for the inspiration for this.” Seamus McArdle is an Irish author and artist who has featured on this blog before. You can… Read More
In Ireland, the beginning of Spring is celebrated by the festival of Imbolc on February 1st, which also happens to be the feast day of the Goddess Brigid. Patron of poetry, smith-craft and healing, Brigid was deeply loved and revered by our Irish ancestors. It comes as no surprise, therefore, to learn of a cult which had worshipped Brigid from pre-Christian times well into the 19th century.