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Brigit - Celtic Goddess


Definition: Brigit is the Celtic goddess of fire, healing, fertility, cattle, crops, poetry, and patroness of smiths. Brigit is also known as Brighid or Brigantia and in Christianity is associated with St. Brigit or Brigid. When her son was killed, Brigit was said to have lamented with Ireland's first keening.

Reference: A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology; by James MacKillop; Oxford University Press: 2004; ISBN-13: 9780198609674

Also Known As: Brigit, Brighit, Brid, Briid, Brigid

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