Brigid's Cross

Brigid’s Cross is an example of Christians adopting symbols from Celtic Mythology, thought to be tied to Brigid of the Tuatha De Danaan, the Life-Giving Goddess. The symbol marked the beginning of spring and was woven on the feast of Imbolc, out of rushes and sometimes straw. St Brigid of Kildare is derived from the goddess of Brigid, altered when Christianity made its way to Ireland. St Brigid has even been attributed with some the goddess’s associations, like destructive power and productive use of fire.