Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy {Belated} Imbolc!

artwork by Warwick Goble

Genealogy of Brigit

The genealogy of the holy maiden Brigit,
Radiant arrow of flame, noble foster-mother of gods,
Brigit the daughter of the Dagda,
Dagda the Good God, the son of Ethlinn,
Ethlinn the daughter of Balor,
Balor the king of the Fomoire.

Every day and every night
That I say the genealogy of Brigit,
I shall not be killed, I shall not be injured,
I shall not be enchanted, I shall not be cursed,
Neither shall my power leave me.

No earth, no sod, no turf shall cover me,
No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me,
No water, no lake, no sea shall drown me,
No air, no wind, no vapour shall sicken me,
No glamour out of Faery shall o'ertake me,
And I under the protection of the holy maiden,
My gentle foster-mother, my beloved Brigit.

~A beautiful re-interpretation of Genealogy of Bride found in the Carmina Gadelica Vol. 1. You can find the re-interpretation over at Brigid's Flame.


Aymi & Laurel


Bek said...

Hehe I was wondering where your Imbolc post was! Hope you were too busy celebrating :)

nefaeria said...

I am working on that post in a few. :)

Hertha said...

I like this poem!

Medusae said...

Beautiful ^.^