Product DescriptionMythically, Brigid (Brigit, Brigid or Bríg) was a Celtic goddess of fire, the forge and hearth, poetry, healing, childbirth and unity. Saint Brigid of Kildare ("the Mary of the Irish") is one of Ireland's patron saints. The historical Brigid, born in Dundalk in 451 A.D., was an abbess and is credited with founding several monasteries for nuns including the one at Kildare. The traditional rustic cross woven from rushes or straw is thought by some to be an ancient pagan symbol -- a sun wheel. Christian tradition holds that St. Brigid invented it as a talisman for the poor against famine and fire. Either way, it is a classic symbol of Irish faith and identity. It certainly can't hurt that it is a potent charm against evil, too!
Our St. Brigid's Cross is handmade in America using high-grade, glazed art plaster. This is not the cheap resin you may find elsewhere. It measures 7" X 7", so it will be easy to find a perfect spot for it almost anywhere in your home.
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