I just had to respond to this thread about St Brigid.
Here is some info on St Brigid
"The historical St. Brigid was the illegitimate daughter of a minor
Irish king, who was said to have been baptized by St. Patrick and
who subsequently became abbess of a convent in Kildare near the site
of Brigid's old Pagan shrine. It is quite possible that she was a
priestess of Brigid prior to her conversion to the new faith. St.
Brigid presided over a dual community of monks and nuns in Kildare,
and had the privilege of appointing the local bishop, who was
required to be a practicing goldsmith"
as a Pagan Goddess she is Goddess of Inspiration - poets, poetry,
creativity, prophecy, arts , Goddess of Smithcraft - blacksmiths,
goldsmiths, household crafts ,Goddess of Healing - healers,
medicine, spiritual healing, fertility (crops, land, cattle)
Even though she is my name sake, I had no idea about the connection
to goldsmithing. It was only a few years ago, I learn this about
the name, many years after I first started making jewellery. What a