Photo from Brigid’s Well Faughart, Co. Louth by Stephie.
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Irish Mythology Podcast
Feabhra 01, 2021
Brigid – Goddess, Druid, and Saint of Imbolc
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In this episode we hear about two Brigids; One is a goddess, the other, a saint, but there is a lot of crossover in their stories. . We ask:
- What is the connection between the two Brigids?
- What did the goddess Brigid represent?
- What magical acts did St. Brigid carry out?
- What folklore and tradition is associated with Imbolc and St. Brigid’s Day?
- What does the word Imbolc mean?
Brigid returns from tending her flock to see women huddled around the hearth with only a bit of bread between them. A bit of divine magic might be just what the doctor ordered.
- The Second Battle of Moytura
- Brigid: Goddess, Druidess and Saint – Brian Wright
- Ireland’s Immortals, A History of the Gods of Irish Myth – Mark Williams
- A prayer to St Brigid in her most pagan incarnation – Sarah Clancy
- Duchas – The National Folklore Commission .
Written, presented and produced by Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh and Marcas Ó hUiscín.
Music – Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 public licence
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