You may call me Lady Cerridwen Brighid Morrigan or simply Lady C.B.M. if you wish. All three of these names belong to Celtic Goddesses. I have chosen these names because each of these Goddess has some quality that I see in myself. Do I believe these Goddesses existed? Perhaps they did, perhaps they didn’t. This is Celtic mythology at its best! There are various spellings to each of their names, but these are the ones that I have found most common and they are the ones that feel the most “right” to me.
I have found a website that describes these Goddesses in a way that really just sums it up! The following is copied from the website http://www.joellessacredgrove.com where you can find this information and more. =]
|BRID||(Pan-Celtic) [breet or breed] Also Brigit, Brigid, Bride, Brighid, Bridget, Brigindo, and Banfile. Her name comes from the old Irish word brigh, meaning “Power”; “Renown”; “Fiery Arrow or Power” (Breo-saighead). Daughter of The Dagda and one of the Great mother Goddess of Ireland. At one time in History most of Ireland was united in praise and worship of her. She probably was one and the same with Dana, the first great mother Goddess of the Irish. Called the poetess, often called the Triple Brigids, Three Blessed Ladies of Britain, The Three Mothers. Another aspect of Danu; associated with Imbolc. She had an exclusive female priesthood at Kildare and an ever-burning sacred fire. The number of her priestesses was nineteen, representing the nineteen-year cycle of the “Celtic Great Year”. Her kelles were sacred prostitutes and her soldiers brigands. Goddess of fire, fertility, the hearth, all feminine arts and crafts, and martial arts. Healing, physicians, agriculture, inspiration, learning, poetry, divination, prophecy, smithcraft, animal husbandry, love, witchcraft, occult knowledge.A major Celtic pastoral deity, described as a “wise woman. Brid became “Christianized” as St. Brigit of Kildare, who is said to have lived from 450-523 AD and founded the first female Christian monastery community in Ireland. In reality her shrine at Kildare was desecrated and adopted as a holy site by Christian missionaries who turned her into their Saint Brigit in an attempt to Christianize her pagan followers. She was originally celebrated on February 1 in the festival of Imbolc, which coincided with the beginning of lactation in ewes and was regarded in Scotland as the date on which Brigit deposed the blue-faced hag of winter (see Cailleach Bheur). The Christian calendar adopted the same date for the Feast of St. Brigit. There is no record that a Christian saint ever actually existed, but in Irish mythology she became the midwife to the Virgin Mary. The name can be traced into many Irish and European place names. It is also akin to Brahati which means “exalted one” in Sanskrit.
In pre-Roman Britain, she was the tutelary Goddess of the Brigantes tribe, and like so many Celtic Goddesses, she has some riverine associations.
Brid represents the supernal mother, fertility, and creative inspiration. She has also been worshipped as a warrioress and protectress, a healer, a guardian of children, a slayer of serpents, a sovereign, and a Goddess of fire and the sun. Still other sources say she was the Goddess of agriculture, animal husbandry, medicine, crafting and music.
More about me:
- I am an Eclectic Christian Witch.
- I am a non-denominational minister.
- I am a Professional Tarot Reader.
- I’m Psychic and have the abilities of Clairaudience, Claircognizance, Clairsentience, and Empathy along with a strong Intuition.
- I’m a young lady.
- I believe in “signs” and that things happen for a reason.
- I am a Taurus.
- I’m bisexual.
- I’m very interested in Psychology.
I’m sure you will learn more about me as time progresses, if you so wish. =]
This blog will be used for:
- Personal blogging about my life, thoughts, and ideas.
- Information on the Metaphysics.
- Free Readings.
- Anything else I see fit.
I hope our paths cross again soon. =]
– Lady Cerridwen Brighid Morrigan