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Author Topic: Brigid the Goddess and or Saint?  (Read 4521 times)
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« Reply #5: December 05, 2009, 04:43:24 pm »

Oh yea, there's a lot of speculation surrounding St. BrĂ­d. Some Saints like Patrick, and other historic ones actually lived, but many others are remnants of pagan deities. Although St. Brighid of Kildare is supposedly a historic figure that lived around 439-524A.D, there many similarities and attributes between her and the Goddess of the same name, making the fabrication, or even creation of her existence highly probable.

What Ulster Yank said.

There are historical "hints" that St. Brigid might have been a real person, but no solid proof.  It's very possible that the woman who was head of the abbey in Kildare took the name "Brigid" as a way of tapping into that love and respect for the goddess.

I personally think the goddess is fine with this -- otherwise, She probably would have done something to stop it.   Wink
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