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BRIGID Sterling Silver Brigid's Cross Charmed, Garnet Charged, Snow White Pillar Candle

$30.00

The presence of the Brigid's cross in Ireland is far older than Christianity. The Goddess Brigid was one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Her feast day was the feast of Imbolc, and the cross made of rushes today is very likely the descendant of a pagan symbol whose original meaning may have been locally understood even into the early 20th century in rural Ireland. One remnant of that tradition in the meaning of the Brigid's Cross today, is that it is said to protect a house from fire. This does not fit with any part of the Christian story of St. Brigid, and so is likely a part of the older polytheistic tradition behind the feast day.

Derived from the pagan sunwheel, Brigid's cross is usually made from rushes or, less often, straw. It comprises a woven square in the centre and four radials tied at the ends. It was traditionally believed that a Brigid's Cross protects the house from fire and evil. It is hung in many Irish and Irish-American kitchens for this purpose.

Brigid's crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare, who is venerated as one of the patron saints of Ireland.

A Celtic Triple Goddess, Brigid is considered the patroness of poetry, smithing, medicine, arts and crafts, cattle and other livestock, and spring. Along with these attributes, she also is associated with fire. Any type of fire symbolism, including light, candles, illumination, heat, warmth or sunrises also belong to this goddess. Arrows, bells, thresholds and doorways are also included in Brigid symbolism. Several animal correspondences are also tied to Brigid, particularly ewe, dairy cows, bees, owls and serpents.

An awesome tribute to the goddess Brigid, Lori's lovely snow white, garnet and red rose honored, BRIGID "Celtic Lights"™ "Old European Witchcraft"™ pillar candle master crafted by WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY® is generously scented with an original blend of Sweet Clover, an array of fresh Spring Florals and other select scents. Charmed with a stunning sterling silver Brigid's Solar Cross charm hung on hand dyed Eternal Flame silk ribbon, BRIGID honors this amazing triple goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann and Irish Celtic Gaelic ancestors.

Candle measures approximately 2x3 inches. Charm measures approximately 3/4” x 3/4”.

Made to order, please allow for natural variation.

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The presence of the Brigid's cross in Ireland is far older than Christianity. The Goddess Brigid was one of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Her feast day was the feast of Imbolc, and the cross made of rushes today is very likely the descendant of a pagan symbol whose original meaning may have been locally understood even into the early 20th century in rural Ireland. One remnant of that tradition in the meaning of the Brigid's Cross today, is that it is said to protect a house from fire. This does not fit with any part of the Christian story of St. Brigid, and so is likely a part of the older polytheistic tradition behind the feast day.

Derived from the pagan sunwheel, Brigid's cross is usually made from rushes or, less often, straw. It comprises a woven square in the centre and four radials tied at the ends. It was traditionally believed that a Brigid's Cross protects the house from fire and evil. It is hung in many Irish and Irish-American kitchens for this purpose.

Brigid's crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare, who is venerated as one of the patron saints of Ireland.

A Celtic Triple Goddess, Brigid is considered the patroness of poetry, smithing, medicine, arts and crafts, cattle and other livestock, and spring. Along with these attributes, she also is associated with fire. Any type of fire symbolism, including light, candles, illumination, heat, warmth or sunrises also belong to this goddess. Arrows, bells, thresholds and doorways are also included in Brigid symbolism. Several animal correspondences are also tied to Brigid, particularly ewe, dairy cows, bees, owls and serpents.

An awesome tribute to the goddess Brigid, Lori's lovely snow white, garnet and red rose honored, BRIGID "Celtic Lights"™ "Old European Witchcraft"™ pillar candle master crafted by WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY® is generously scented with an original blend of Sweet Clover, an array of fresh Spring Florals and other select scents. Charmed with a stunning sterling silver Brigid's Solar Cross charm hung on hand dyed Eternal Flame silk ribbon, BRIGID honors this amazing triple goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann and Irish Celtic Gaelic ancestors.

Candle measures approximately 2x3 inches. Charm measures approximately 3/4” x 3/4”.

Made to order, please allow for natural variation.

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