Danu-Brigit and the blood red rose ….

Bright blessings to all at this time of the Celtic fire festival of Imbolc which means“in the belly”. It is said people once looked upon the Earth at this time of the year as resembling a young pregnant Goddess in her first few months of pregnancy. This print of Danu-Brigit represents this time of the first relatively unseen awakenings of  Spring. Danu the Great Mother was leader and creator of the Tuatha de Danann, an ancient Irish race who were said to have been a supernaturally gifted race. Theses peoples were referred to as the Sidhe – they were the fae who resided in the faerie mounds and in the ancient Celtic texts of antiquity.  Danu is an ancient deity and in the latter years Brigit became an aspect of her. Some time later Brigit became St. Bridget. 🌀

Danu-Brigit and the blood red rose

Danu-Brigit and the blood red rose

The blood red rose represents the Faery Queen, and is also  a Jungian symbol for the Self.  The red rose is also found  in the study Alchemy and became the philosophical basis of the Rosicrucians, an alchemical movement in the 17th century.

I would be a fox, or a tree

full of waving branches.

I wouldn’t mind being a rose

in a field of roses.

Fear has not yet occurred to them, nor ambition.

Reason they have not yet thought of.

Neither do they ask how long they must be roses, and then what.

Or any other foolish question.

                                  from a poem by  Mary Oliver ( Late last summer)

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Linda Hill
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One Response to Danu-Brigit and the blood red rose ….

  1. suefjsuefj says:

    Beautiful! So interesting and so many connections between cultures.

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