Brigid’s Cross – bronze
Handmade solid bronze pendant
Brigid, also known as Bríg, is a prominent goddess in the mythology of pre-Christian Ireland. The name Brigid means ‘exalted one’. She was a member of the Tuatha Dé Danann and the daughter of the Dagda, with Bres being her husband and Ruadán her son. Brigid is associated with various domains such as wisdom, poetry, healing, protection, smithing, and domesticated animals. According to Cormac’s Glossary, which was written by Christian monks in the 9th century, Brigid was highly regarded by poets and had two sisters: Brigid the healer and Brigid the smith. This suggests that Brigid might have been a triple deity. It is also believed that she is connected to the British Celtic goddess Brigantia.
The Christian Saint Brigid, who shares many of the goddess’s attributes, has a feast day on 1 February, which was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc. Some scholars argue that the saint is a Christianized version of the goddess, or that the lore of the goddess was transferred to the saint.
The Brigid’s cross, also known as Brigit’s cross in Irish Gaelic (Cros Bhríde, Crosóg Bhríde or Bogha Bhríde), is a small cross typically woven from straw or rushes. Although it comes in different shapes, the most common designs feature a diamond or lozenge shape at the center. Traditionally, hanging a Brigid’s cross from the rafters of a house was believed to bring the saint’s blessing and protection for the rest of the year. However, the practice of crafting these crosses has declined in the 20th century, in part due to modern house renovations that make hanging them difficult. Along with the shamrock and the Celtic harp, Brigid’s cross is also a national symbol of Ireland. The National Museum of Ireland – Country Life displays a collection of Brigid’s crosses gathered by the Irish Folklore Commission.
This pendant is handcarved and casted, so each item is unique. I use molds to reproduce my work, but still, every pendant has small differences.
Please note that due to its handmade nature, the pendant you’ll receive might slightly differ from the one showed on the pictures in this listing.
You can choose between a dark brown or black leather cord (1.5 mm thick).
Standard adjustable cord length is 70 cm. Do you want a longer or shorter cord with your pendant? Just let me know!
Note: Bronze can leave green marks on your skin, especially when the pendant is new or when you sweat a lot. But this is not harmful for your skin.
All orders are shipped with tracking, in a mailbox package that fits through almost every mailbox.
|Dimensions||5 × 5.7 cm|
Black cotton, Black leather cord, Brown leather cord