BRIGID

Goddess

Saint

Virgin

Miraculous

Irelands first nun

Many conflicting stories can be found on her life

She’s a mystery

Her Feast day February 1st the Feastival of the Imbolic

marks the start of Spring in the native Irish calander

Imbolic means Literally “in the belly” in the Old Irish Neolithic language, referring to the pregnancy of ewes.

Brigid’s name comes from the Irish, Breo-saighit, which means “fiery arrow.”

Goddess of fire, divination, prohecy, healing, metalwork, fertility, family, fugitives, mariners, midwives, poets, scholars, travellers

Negotiator, peacemaker, activist and weaver

Her cross was made of newly plucked rushes,

her crios (girdle or belt) of new straw & her Miraculous cloak of woven materials.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 RTW