Fires of Brigit

fires of Brigit

Red for Brigit symbolizing farrier/blacksmithing, with the great fires and red hot metal. Blue for healer, with red hot metal straight from the fire, the only saving means of staunching blood flow and sterilizing wounds.

The Spring is nearing and the ancestors used to gather the gorse in piles to clear the hillsides ready for a new farming year, the bundles where dragged into great bonfires on the hill sides, then at dusk the one nearest the clan homestead was lit and the flame carry carried from one bonfire to the next.