Brigid is the much-loved irish saint of kildare as well a pre-Christian Celtic mythical figure. But what connection is there between the two? Just who is Brigid? Sift through the strata of her story with the Story Archaeologists to uncover some unexpected surprises.
Links to other episodes mentioned within the podcast.
Further Discussion on the Well of Sláine: Airmid Revisited Further discussion on Ethliu: Ethliu Revisited Further discussion on Rúadán and the forge of Goibniu Also mentioned in the episode: Corpse Carrying for Beginners and The Cow and the Time Machine Don’t forget to subscribe to get the latest podcasts! By The Story Archaeologists. Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.
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6 thoughts on “Revisiting Mythical Women 05: The Search for Brigid”
I’m mainly attracted at this point, of how much pain Brighid felt at the loss of her son. I understand from this, the deep pure unconditional love between a mother and child. The pain was at the very core of her being and soul. The same pain was felt at the loss of the well because it is a source of life and nourishment. I actually saw a connection between the wailing in childbirth and the wailing in the loss of the child.
Brighid’s Flame/Fire for me represents her passion in all that she did, felt, took and gave. Total passion!
Regarding history and present day – I see that Brighid’s passionate fiery love lived in all she did and still does. It’s the kind of passion that is pure and eternal. She is hot, not lukewarm. She is one with fire.
When something so pure and strong presents itself the way Brighid did/does, then it is eternal from the source and eternal everlasting. Rules, changes, power, money will not take over. It might stifle or supress to lay dormant for a time, but eventually it surfaces again – and even stronger!
I just remembered my sign is Sagittarius which is a fire sign – perhaps this is why I am sensing a connection and understanding to Brighid in this way??