Brigid: Meeting the Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Forge, and Healing Well

Pagan Portals Brigid is a basic introduction to the Goddess Brigid focusing on her history and myth as well as her modern devotion and worship Primarily looking at the Irish Goddess but including a discussion of her Pan Celtic appearances, particularly in Scotland Her different appearances in mythology are discussed along with the conflation of the pagan Goddess with CPagan Portals Brigid is a basic introduction to the Goddess Brigid focusing on her history and myth as well as her modern devotion and worship Primarily looking at the Irish Goddess but including a discussion of her Pan Celtic appearances, particularly in Scotland Her different appearances in mythology are discussed along with the conflation of the pagan Goddess with Catholic saint Modern methods for neopagans to connect to and honor this popular Goddess include offerings and meditation, and personal anecdotes from the author s experiences are included as well Who was Brigid to the pre Christian pagans Who is she today to neopagans How do we re weave the threads of the old pagan Goddess and the new Learn about Brigid s myths among the pagan Irish, the stories of Bride in Scotland, and the way that people today are finding and honoring this powerful and important deity to find the answer.
Brigid Meeting the Celtic Goddess of Poetry Forge and Healing Well Pagan Portals Brigid is a basic introduction to the Goddess Brigid focusing on her history and myth as well as her modern devotion and worship Primarily looking at the Irish Goddess but including a di

  • Title: Brigid: Meeting the Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Forge, and Healing Well
  • Author: Morgan Daimler
  • ISBN: 9781785353208
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Brigid: Meeting the Celtic Goddess of Poetry, Forge, and Healing Well”

    1. The reason I'm only giving this four stars and not five is because the first chapter was so awful (repetitive and boring) that I probably wouldn't have kept reading if my friend hadn't recommended Morgan Daimler's work so highly. I'm glad I pushed through. The rest of the book was informative, well researched, and well-written. The first chapter was about all of Brigid's various names and should have been included only as an appendix.

    2. I love a good easy-to-read, highly researched, Goddess book with an extensive bibliography and that is exactly what this book was. Daimler's books have become quick favorites of mine as she wastes no time getting to the history (with numerous citations!!!) of things and includes many perspectives on interpretations. I also appreciate the focus on modern approaches to the Goddess including the origin of some non-historical tales surrounding Brigid that I had heard but always seemed questionable. [...]

    3. Review of Pagan Portals: BrigidWhen I heard about this book, I couldn’t wait to read it. Number one reason is that the Goddess Brigid resonated so much in the hearts and souls of the Irish people that they stubbornly refused to give her up despite the island nation’s conversion to Christianity. They still kept their wells, their customs, and there was even a sisterhood to keep the sacred flame of Brigid lit. No wonder a Saint Brigid appeared to justify the Celtic people’s continued devotio [...]

    4. Well done to Morgan Daimler on this gem of a book! While it is small, it is packed with loads of information - complete with sources and end notes. We go through each chapter gaining tidbits of information in a precise and digestible manner. Brighid is a complicated figure, with so much mythology that I'm surprised we got as much info as we did in such a small volume. If you're looking for an introduction to the amazing Goddess that is Brighid, be sure to pick up a copy! I've met Morgan Daimler [...]

    5. I'm going to have to read this book more than once to absorb everything. Even though the book is relatively short, it's well-researched and it provides sources ranging from other books, primary sources, music, art, and even fiction. The author carefully lists sources that I can go read for myself. I don’t have to believe her at face value like other pagan authors have done to me in the past. I can go investigate her sources and hopefully their sources too. It’s not easy finding reliable info [...]

    6. Nice little introduction to one of the more important goddesses in the Celtic pantheon. Over the centuries, Brigid has become mixed up with the Catholic saint St Brigid, and the author does a good job explaining the various forms of the goddess. I especially liked the personal notes where the auhor talks about the ways Brigid has come up in her own life.

    7. As with all Morgan's books this is well researched, very well written and taken from her extensive knowledge on the subject and her own personal experiences. If you have any interest at all in this intriguing goddess then this is the book for you.

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