Goddess Symbols:


:: Goddess Brigid ::
Her Symbols
and Sacred Objects

Goddess symbols like those representing the Celtic goddess Brigid  were incorporated into the worship of all the ancient goddesses. They were often worn as jewelry and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

The goddess Brigid  is often represented by symbols associated with light and farm animals.  It is not surprising that many of our icons representing compassion and inspiration are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of Brigid


goddess symbols Brigid


Goddess Symbols of Brigid


Fire (especially sparks, sudden flames), hearth, forge, light, candles, sunrise, springs and wells, poetry, whistling, embroidery, arrows, bells, thresholds and doorways, sandstone rock formations (ex. large monoliths like those found at Stonehenge), bells, St. Brigid's cross, cloak, midwifery, middle of winter (Imbolc), corn dolls, and the number 19


Lambs and ewes, dairy cows, bees, owls, serpents (especially two entwined), and all hibernating animals (ex. snakes, badgers, groundhogs)



Dandelion, snowdrops, crocus, trillium, acorns and oak tree, corn, oats, sage, pumpkin seeds,  heather, chamomile, broom, shamrock, rushes, straw, and all field flowers



Heather, wisteria, violet, lavender, lemon verbena, and heliotrope


Gems and Metals:  
Gold, brass, silver, carnelian, agate, copper,
amethyst, jasper, and rock crystal
lazuli to open the throat chakra.

White, yellow,  black,  and red

Read the myths of the Celtic goddess Brigid and find the  the goddess symbols and stories of the other goddesses.

Goddess Quiz: Brigid

Goddess Quiz: Brigid