Imbolc – Celtic Sun Goddess Brighid

Goddess of Fire and Fertility

Imbolc celebrates the Goddess in her incarnation as the Bride of the returning Sun God. For the celebration of Imbolc, many candles are lit to symbolise the return of light and heat represented by the Sun God. Grain dollies made from the sheaves of the last harvest represent the Bride. The Goddess and God await the return of Spring and their sacred marriage at Beltaine.

Brighid (or Brid) represents the supreme Mother. She is the Celtic Sun Goddess of fertility, fire, creative inspiration, healing and protector of children. She is honoured at Imbolc, 2nd of February. Her symbols include blackberries, natural wells dedicated to her and the heart, an ancient symbol of feminine power. She holds a cauldron of fire as the sun rises in a lush green valley.

Wishing everyone a joyful Imbolc!

 

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25 Responses

  1. Ah sorry I missed this on Imbolc. Not heard of that one. No one celebrates the old festivals here now. What a shame. Id take those over christmas any day. We were discussing the original pagan Easter yesterday at work and how the festivals were stolen.
    It’s a beautiful representation of Brighid you’ve painted there. I was always a sucker for a redhead.

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