St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

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St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

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Some of the most well-known saints of Ireland include Saint Patrick, The Twelve Apostles of Ireland, and the woman in question: Saint Brigid of Kildare. Brigid of the Tuatha de Danaan, in Irish Celtic mythology, was known as a life-giving goddess, which is why the beginning of Spring with the birth of new lambs and the flowers beginning to bloom again, was associated with her. The ancient Irish people held Brigid in high esteem and regarded her as a powerful deity who played a vital role in their daily lives.

Brigid’s Cross design, made from woven rushes, is thought to keep evil, fire and hunger from the homes in which it is displayed, however the tale of its creation is somewhat confused, and there is not one definitive version. Anne O’ Dowd’s book Straw, Hay and Rushes also has an excellent section on the crosses, including photos and information on the museum examples and types. Followers of the ancient Celtic traditions in Ireland believe that the cross was associated with the pagan festival Imbolg, which signaled the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections - they may also appear in recommendations and other places. Another appeal of her monastery was its focus on manual labor through tasks such as dairy farming and raising sheep rather than on prayer alone.

While customs during this day have evolved over the years, from placing bread on windowsills to lighting a bonfire, there is one aspect of it that has remained consistent over the years: St. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. Traditionally they were hung by the door to ward off evil or in the rafters or near the chimney to protect the home from fire. Occasionally, no straw is used at all: the Sheaf-Cross, located in eastern County Galway and County Roscommon, involves two small sheathes of unthreshed corn are bound together by a split thatching branch.

In the 1950s, Brigid's cross was incorporated into the logo of the Irish Department of Health, [27] and as of 2009, the cross remained a part of the logo of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, who frequently incorporate Brigid into their imagery for her associations with midwifery. Some historians have compared the lozenge shape at the centre of the diamond cross to that of the Mexican god's eye or the Eurasian "magic square".In addition to the monastic products highlighted above, one of our new monks makes Chilworth Rosary Beads of cord. As well as being Ireland’s only female patron saint, she is also considered the patron saint of Irish nuns, newborns, midwives, dairymaids, and cattle! Although our Brigid's crosses are expertly crafted from sterling silver and gold, traditionally a St. Brigid’s biography, she has become a permanent part of Irish culture, such that her image is easily recognizable and traditions dedicated to her are still very much alive today. D. because the saint shares many of the goddess’s attributes, including wisdom, poetry, healing, and protection.

They are defined by building material more than appearance, and the exact shape of a Brigid's cross varies greatly. Regardless, her life is well documented, and she remains a popular figure in Irish Christian history.Also known as “Mary of Gael," she’s one of the most important figures in Irish culture, hovering between historical and mythological.



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