She was a beautiful young maiden who was so horrified at the thought that a man might fancy her that she prayed for ugliness.
Zap! Suddenly she was hideous. Her father took one look and packed her off to the first nunnery. She was of course delighted — even when God rewarded her piety by making her beautiful again.
Originally a very popular Celtic Goddess (see Brigit), she was ‘borrowed’ and given a new identity to promote the Christian Faith. Unless it’s a complete coincidence.
Along the way she picked up an interesting collection of rustic patronages including farmhands, chickens, single moms and cowherds.
St. Brigid Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Brigid of Kildare, Brigid of Ireland, Bridget
Birth and Death Dates: 455-525
Celebration or Feast Day: February 1st
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 84
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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