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March 10th, 2010

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03:14 pm - Anyone know anything about Brigid?
I'm working on this year's Summerland auction item(s). We found ourselves so overwhelmed with awesome items last year that this year I'm working on creating just one awesome item. Some of you will remember the Discordian Triptych I did two years ago? Well, I'm planning on another triptych this year, but one that I think will appeal to a much broader audience.

This one will be of Brigid.

I'm working pretty hard at the moment to find the "right" iconography. To that end, I want to know: what really turns you on about this goddess? What aspects of her are important to you? And, perhaps most importantly, what are your favourite depictions of her? What is the iconography you most associate with her?

There are so many possibilities, but only three frames. Is she Smith/Healer/Poetess? Or perhaps Smith/Poetess/Warrior? Is she the keeper of the flame or the lady of the well? Is she young or old, or half-and-half? Does she carry a sword, tend a fire, draw down the Awen symbol, or have a bright fire upon her brow?

So tell me what you know of Brigid. I'm in the midst of reading prophet_maid's Oak Leaves article for ideas as well.

It's hard for me, without the sincere and deep personal connection that I have with the subject of my last triptych, to really grasp what it is that folk find imporant in her. Sure, I have ideas drawn from my work, but I'm not the deepest of devotees. . . but I know some of them read this LJ. ;)

And on an unrelated note, do these look like swans to you?
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Volcano", -JB

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Date:March 11th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
I think that for me, Brigid's defining aspect isn't one of her associations or symbols, which you've got plenty of good information here... it's her openness and friendliness. I have spent much time in meditation with her, probably more than with all the other Shining Ones put together, but she was always more like a friend than an object of worship. "Warmth" I guess, seems a little on the nose, but is a good word to use in this situation.
Of course, this is my UPG and I realize that many, many people have close relationships with her, and may feel differently.
Date:March 11th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
This is also my experience. She's a being you can go to for whatever reason and she'll always offer you a metaphorical cup of tea.

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