Original - Brighid Picture

Brighid, the Irish Celtic Goddess of the Sacred Flame and Smithing, and one of the Celtic Triple Goddesses.

In Irish Celtic mythology, Brighid is the Goddess of Flame, craftsmenship (blacksmithing, in particular), healing, wisdom, the hearth, poetry/creativity and even warfare. In myth, she was said to carry and eternally burning sacred flame and is one of the most reverred Goddesses of Celtic myth and lore. She so was so popular, there was a Saint Brighid named for her. Saint Brighid was well known for her acts of compassion and healing and for running an all-women's convenant that maintained an everlasting sacred flame. Saint Brighid also endures to be one of the beloved saints even today, and Brighid's Holy Day is Febuary 1st.

She also happens to be one of my favorite Goddesses. ^^

On an artistic note, this was actually a magnet I made for my Mythology: General Survey class. (I was the only one who did a Celtic Goddess. Everyone else did something Egyptian.) I pilfered a few of the magnets the school was handing out, attached them together, and then did the art. Since I liked my work so much, I scanned it in before attaching it to the magnet side and turning it in. XD So yeah. Fun fun.

Materials: Cardstock Paper, Pencil, Pigma Pen, Prismacolor Pencils, Color-correction in Photoshop CS2.
Music: "Night Ride Across the Caucasus" - Loreena McKennitt, "Beyond the Night" - Joel Goldsmith/Rachel Luttrell

Artwork © Cheetah Smith. Please do not take or use without due permission.
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