Brighid’s Crosses

The making a Brighid’s crosses was a tradition started in Ireland to honour one of pagan Ireland’s most important
Goddesses Brighid. Brighid who is associated with fire, healing and holy wells, is celebrated during the pagan sabbat
festival of Imbolc marking the earliest stirrings of Spring. Traditionally the crosses were made from rushes, but today
wheat stalks, straw or other synthetic materials are used. Typically they are woven into a square centre with four
extending radial arms tied at the ends. Once made they are hung by doors or in the rafters of the home and other outbuildings to protect a families property from fire and evil.

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