Saturday, February 16, 2013


This beautiful star dancer was downloaded from the net. I forget who the artist is, But I didn't paint this one. 

Brighid of the Mantle, encompass us,
Lady of the Lambs protect us,
Keeper of the hearth, kindle us,
Beneath your mantle gather us,
And restore us to memory.

Mother of our mother,
Foremothers strong,
Guide our hands in yours,
Remind us how
To kindle the hearth,
To keep it bright,
To preserve the flame,
Your hands upon ours,
Our hands within yours,
To kindle the light
Both day and night.

The mantle of Brighid about us,
The memory of Brighid within us
The protection Brighid keeping us
From harm, from ignorance, from heartlessness,
This day and night,
From dawn till dark,
From dark till dawn.

Catilin Matthews
Oxford, Midwinter 1993

Brighid can be either the Irish goddess or the Irish saint who sort of stepped into her sandals after the conversion of Ireland. The saint kept most of the attributes of the Goddess, except for the wolves. And the swans. Both pictured with the goddess as special to her. 

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