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St Brigid  - hand painted pendant
  • St Brigid  - hand painted pendant
  • St Brigid  - hand painted pendant

St Brigid - hand painted pendant

€25.00
SKU: HP31
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Handmade and Hand painted pendants

These pendants have been made from Ash, each individually cut and sanded and because they are hand painted, every piece will be unique. Finally they are all finished with layers of varnish to ensure they are robust and have an easily cleaned gloss surface. There is a choice of three chain types, gold,silver or black.
These pendants are individually made to order.

 

Imbolg/La fhéile Bríde (St Brigid’s Day)

Imbolg/La fhéile Bríde (St Brigid’s Day) commemorated in one card. Both in Pagan and Christian Ireland, the feast of Brigid is celebrated. In ancient times Imbolg/Imbolc (old Irish meaning “in the belly”), was a time of looking forward to rebirth as lambs were born and nature slowly came to life. At Tara and Cairn L at Loughcrew, this day saw the dawn light entering the burial chambers, thus proving it was a time of immense significance even in the Neolithic era. The Goddess Brigid was associated with this time. A Solar Goddess she was daughter of the God Dagda of the Tuatha Dé Danann and was overseer of the Arts, Agriculture and prophecy. St. Brigid lived in the 400s, a friend to St. Patrick, she is also a patron saint of Ireland. It is said she spread her cloak by an old oak and on that place she had her first church. Cill Dara (small church by the oak) gave the name to county Kildare. The St. Brigid’s Cross, made from rushes, is a symbol of this ancient saint and was hung over doors for protection. Indeed it is thought this practice may have stretched back to earlier times.  Two women, from different eras and traditions have become intertwined but both were undoubtedly strong and proud.

Illustration from an original by Margaret McKenna

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Dimension (L x W x H) 9000000 x 70 x 20 Millimetre
Weight 150 Gram