Brigid’s Cross Pendant

$ 21.95

+ This beautiful cross is hand-made from fine pewter and is accompanied by a 14″-16″ stainless steel chain, an additional leather cord, an organza pouch for storage and a pamphlet of information about the Cross, the history of St. Brigid, how to cleanse your pendant and a healing meditation.

Description

+ St. Brigid’s Cross has long been a symbol associated with the Irish goddess, Brighid, who presides over home and hearth. The girl who was later adopted into the Christian faith as St. Bridget and was said to have woven this cross out of rushes, in order to help a dying pagan solider convert to Christianity. The cross contains a woven square in the middle.

+ Other legends suggest the cross is actually a wheel of fire. In parts of Ireland, Brighid is known as the triple goddess of the crossroads, representing heaven, earth and otherworld or the place where three worlds meet, and the year is at a crossroads between light and dark.

+ She is also known as having two other sisters named Brigid and was an expert in poetry, divination and prophecy. Although predating Christianity, this cross was given the name of St. Brigid Cross. Together these four arms of the cross represent the cardinal directions and the four elements or four major holidays in the Wheel of the Year. Patroness of healing and fertility, St. Brigid is known for giving protection to mother’s during pregnancy and child-birth.

+ Her feast day is February 1st, the first day of Spring in Ireland. She is also considered the Celtic fire goddess associated with the feast of Imbolc.

+ This beautiful cross is hand-made from fine pewter and is accompanied by a 14″-16″ stainless steel chain, an additional leather cord, an organza pouch for storage and a pamphlet of information about the Cross, the history of St. Brigid, how to cleanse your pendant and a healing meditation.