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Brighid (acrylic 48"x32")
Brighid is one of the most universal goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. She is often viewed as a triune goddess; maiden, mother, and crone. As maiden, she is the fire of inspiration & poetry. As mother, she is the fire of the hearth and presides over midwives & healers. As crone, she is the fire of the forge and patroness of smithcraft & divination. Though seen as a solar goddess, water sources (wells or springs) are sacred to her.
In legend, Brighid is called the Two-Faced One. One side of her face is the ugly hag of Winter, the other the fair maiden of Spring. Each year she transforms Winter into Spring, honored at the druidic festival of Imbolc, or Candlemas, February 2nd.
For the artist, this painting represents a promise of brighter days to come, along with the inspiration of new beginnings.
For prints of Brighid and other goddesses, commission work, or originals, Jonathan can be contacted at his studio in the mountains of southern Oregon, at: Altar Image Studio, PO Box 458 Williams, OR 97544; 541.846.9323 firstname.lastname@example.org
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