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Author Topic: Brigid the Goddess and or Saint?  (Read 4522 times)
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« Reply #6: December 06, 2009, 10:19:39 pm »

I was roaming around on the internet and came across an article talking about the possibility that Brigid may have been the inspiration for St. Brigid. 

Do you think this is possible?

For arguments sake, lets say that Brigid the Goddess and St. Brigid were the same, do you think Brigid would be upset that she was turned into a Saint?  Or maybe she wouldn't mind since she still received devotion? 

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Yes, I think it is possible.  It is, perhaps, more likely that St. Brigid was an actual person, and that stories of the Saint and the Goddess have been conflated, however.  I do believe that the St. Brigid of legend was to some extent an appropriation of Pagan Celtic myth used to ease conversion, but I am unsure to what degree this was the case.
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