St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

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St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

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Brigid include the Brigid’s Cross, a flame or fire representing her association with hearth and home, a cow or dairy-related items symbolizing her connection to abundance, and a crozier or staff representing her role as an abbess. It is said that Saint Brigid sat at the foot of the death bed of either her father or a pagan lord, weaving this cross shape, unaware of its meaning.

As she weaved, she explained what the cross meant, and it captivated him so much that he willingly converted to Christianity and got baptized right before he died.Christian interpretation in Ireland makes Brigid into a nun, and children occupy themselves by taking bits of straw and weaving this potential-kindling into the shape of spiraling Brigid's crosses. The origins of Brigid’s Cross can be traced back to pre-Christian Ireland and the ancient festival of Imbolc where communities would gather to honour Brigid with songs, dances, and offerings.

Ideally, the material itself has already been blessed right before, but it’s also common to sprinkle the finished cross with holy water. Unlike traditional crosses, this one has a square centerpiece with four radials that are woven together in a crisscross pattern, with each end tied with a string.Imbolc has also experienced a remarkable resurgence in recent decades within the neo-pagan community. Alternative: You can substitute straw, OR pipe cleaners, OR paper drinking straws, OR thin rolled up tubes made from newspaper or magazines.



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