Today, I Honour Brighid.

Today, I honour Brighid. In Gaelic pagan lore, she is described as one of the daughters of the Dagda: known as Bride, Brigdu, Bríd, and Brigantia, among many other variations of the name. She was honoured as the Goddess of healers, poets, the fire and the hearth, and she was said to lean over every…

Of Snakes and Saints

St. Patrick’s Day has become a worldwide celebration of Irishness, in its many forms. Every time it comes around, I find myself reflecting on the significance of a legend commonly associated with Saint Patrick: how he is said to have driven the snakes out of Ireland. This story is a metaphor for the abandonment of…