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Brigid, goddess of poetry, healing, and smithcraft

  • Pantheon: Celtic pantheon
  • Deity Title: Brigid, goddess of poetry, healing, and smithcraft
  • Deity Symbol: Flame, sun, or swan
  • Home Plane: Tir na nOg
  • Deity Level: Greater deity
  • Alignment: Neutral good
  • Aliases: Bride, Bridget, Brighid, Brigit, Brigantia
  • Superior: None
  • Traditional Allies: Lugh, Danu, Dagda, Manannan Mac Lir
  • Traditional Foes: Bres, Balor
  • Divine Artifact: Brigid’s mantle, a sacred cloth or shawl
  • Servants: Flamekeepers, healers, poets, blacksmiths
  • Servitor Creatures: Swans, cows, snakes
  • Sacred Animal: Cow
  • Manifestations: A triple goddess, as Brigid the poet, Brigid the healer, and Brigid the smith; a woman with a flaming torch or sun disc; a swan; a cow
  • Signs of Favor: Inspiration, healing, prosperity, protection, blessings on childbirth and fertility, purification by fire or water
  • Worshipers: Poets, healers, blacksmiths, farmers, midwives, mothers, childbirth attendants, travelers, musicians
  • Cleric Alignments: LG, NG, CG, LN, N
  • Specialty Priests: Poets, healers, smiths, flamekeepers
  • Holy Days: Imbolc (February 1-2), Beltane (May 1), Samhain (November 1)
  • Portfolio: Poetry, healing, smithcraft, childbirth, fertility, divination, inspiration, fire, water
  • Domains: Fire, Good, Healing, Knowledge, Protection
  • Favored Weapon: Spear
  • Favored Class: Bard
  • Favored Race: Humans, elves
  • Duties of the Priesthood: Create and perform poetry, heal the sick and injured, craft and bless metalwork, oversee childbirth and fertility rituals, tend the sacred flame
  • Major Cult/Temple Sites: Kildare in Ireland, Brecon in Wales, Bride’s Mound in England
  • Benefits: Ability to inspire and heal, control over fire and water, magical blessings on metalwork and childbirth, divination powers, swiftness and agility in battle, resistance to fire and cold.
By John Duncan (1866-1945) –, Public Domain,

Brigid is a radiant goddess with fiery hair and piercing blue eyes. She stands tall and regal, emanating an aura of warmth and comfort, dressed in a flowing green gown and adorned with golden jewelry.

As a goddess of inspiration, Brigid embodies creativity, wisdom, and the power of the spoken word. She is associated with poetry, healing, and smithcraft, and is revered as a protector of women and children.

Brigid is often depicted with a flame or a cauldron, symbolizing the transformative power of fire and the regenerative qualities of the divine feminine. Her gentle and nurturing nature is balanced by her fierce determination and unwavering commitment to justice and equality.

As a triple goddess, Brigid is revered in different forms, representing different aspects of her power. She is known as the goddess of poetry, the goddess of smithcraft, and the goddess of healing. In each of these aspects, she is regarded as a wise and compassionate guide, offering her followers the inspiration and strength they need to overcome life’s challenges.

As a deity of the Celtic pantheon, Brigid’s role is central to the myths and legends of Ireland, Scotland, and other parts of the British Isles. She is often associated with the springtime and the beginning of a new year, symbolizing the rebirth and renewal of life.

Brigid’s ultimate goal is to inspire and empower her followers, helping them to tap into their own inner wisdom and creativity to achieve their goals and dreams. Through her teachings and guidance, Brigid offers a message of hope and healing, reminding us that the power of the divine resides within each of us.

By Ernest Hébert -, Public Domain, Brigid
By Ernest Hébert –, Public Domain,

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Brigit, also known as Brigantia, Bridget, or Brigid, is the Celtic Goddess of the rivers and rural life who sees to the well-fare of the Celts. She is also the Goddess of Healing, Midwifery, Wisdom poetry and smith trade.

Nonetheless, she is yet different from Diancecht, Cairbre, and Goibhniu who are respectively associated to these Domains. In fact, Brighit’s main concern is the prosperity of the Celtic peoples, whose society is heavily dependant on these three aspects: fecundity (healing), intellectual aptitude (poetry), and technical adroitness (smith trade). Brighit is otherwise the goddess of rivers, and she is traditionally depicted riding a white cow.

She was raised on the milk creature of The Otherworld, a white, red-eared cow. Brigit is one of the great Triple Goddesses of the Celtic people. She appeared as Brigit to the Irish, Brigantia in Northern England, Bride in Scotland, and Brigandu in Brittany. Many legends are told about Brigit. Some say that there are three Brigits: one sister in charge of poetry and inspiration who invented the Ogham alphabet, one in charge of healing and midwifery, and the third in charge of the hearth fire, smithies and other crafts. This actually indicates the separate aspects of her Threefold nature and is a neat division of labor for a hard-working Goddess. Indeed, various interpretations of her name exist including, “Bright Arrow,” “The Bright One,” “the Powerful One” and “The High One,” depending upon the region and the dialect.

Alignment: NG or LG
Domain: Craft, Litha (Fire), Brigit’s Flame , Ostara (Healing), Imbolc (Protection)
Symbol: Blue triskel (i.e.: three connected spirals in triangle). Filidh of Brighit often have the symbol of their goddess tattooed on their body (generally on the arms).
Favoured Weapon: none.
Area of control: Motherhood and Celtic everyday life.
Typical worshippers: Artisans, farmers, midwives, women.
Duties of priesthood: Filidh of Brighit are expected to help the common people in their everyday life tasks; traditionally as healers / midwives and seers.
Her coven is known as the Daughters of the Flame. These lawful good witches keep a holy flame burning at all times.
Sacred Animal:
swan, snake, cow and wolf.
Part of a trinity of Brigit (maiden) and Danu (mother), Morigann is the crone.
Special Benefit: Filidh of Brighit can have the Cure spontaneous casting ability (as clerics) instead of the Divination spontaneous casting ability.


Brigantia is the goddess of the rivers and rural life. She was raised on the milk creature of the other-world, a white, red-eared cow. She is worshipped by the queen Cartimandua (women in positions of power are not at all uncommon among the tribes) and by the pastoral villages and towns. She is the protector of flocks of geese and herds of cattle, seeing they flourish to help feed her hungry worshippers. Her dominion over the rivers allows her to use their waters for therapeutic purposes. She often wears a crown and is depicted in Celtic art sitting atop a globe. She is also sometimes outfitted for war, wearing a breast plate and carrying a spear.

Role-playing Notes

Brigantia is of a relaxed, peaceful nature. She rejoices in the slower, quieter ways of the country folk, and never ventures into large towns or cities, Her tending of animals is compulsive, and she will often keep that task even when other pressing matters are brought to her attention.

Alignment: Neutral Good

Symbol: A Footbridge

Duties of the Priesthood: Priests of Brigantia are charged with spreading her bounty across the land, and so are often seen carrying two clay jars. The first contains water from a Brigantian river or stream which the priests can pour into other streams to cleanse them. The second jar contains dung from her pastoral lands which, when distributed, brings her blessings upon fields and villages. The priests can also apply their water and dung to heal the sick or injured.

Celtic Age Roleplaying the Myths, Heroes and Monsters of the Celts

Brigd (20th Level Fili / 16th Level sorcerer)
SizeMedium Lesser God
Hit Dice10d10 + 20d6 + 16d4 + 230Hit Points: 386
Initiative+7 (Dexterity)
Speed30 feet
AC23 (+7 Dexterity + 6 Natural)
Attacks+31/+26/+21 melee longsword (1d8+8)
Face/Reach5 feet by 5 feet / 5 feet
Special AttacksAinmed, Curse of Shame, Mocking, Spell-casting, Stunning Insult, Turn Air, Earth,or Water Creatures 15 times per day, Wound with Words
Special QualitiesAcid Immunity, Distant Satire, Enduring Nickname, Encouraging Words, Fire Immunity, Major Immunities, Written Satire
SavesFort +22 Ref +19 Will +25
AbilitiesStrength 26, Dexterity 25, Constitution 20, Intelligence 32, Wisdom 16, Charisma 30
SkillsBalance +30, Bluff +30, Craft (Armormaking) +33, Craft (Metalworking) +33, Craft (Weaponsmithing) +33, Escape Artist +21, Hide +22, Intimidate +21, Knowledge (Arcana) +19, Knowledge (Poetry) +34, Listen +23, Profession (Musician) +38, Profession (Smithing) +34, Scry +19, Search +20, Spellcraft +23, Spot +43, Tumble +18, Use Magic Device +40
FeatsBlind-Fight, Brew Potion, Call of Nature’s Fury, Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Craft Wondrous Item, Combat Reflexes, Combat
, Dodge, Empower Spell, Enlarge Spell, Forge Ring, Maximize Spell, Mobility, Silent Spell
AlignmentNeutral Good
DomainsCraft, Fire, Brigit’s Flame , Healing, Protection

Turn Air, Earth, or Fire Creatures (Sp): Brigd Turns such monsters as though they were undead of the appropriate Hit Dice and she were a Cleric of 10th Level.

Major Immunities (Ex): Brigd is immune to the following effects: Ability damage, ability drain, acid, cold, death effects, disease, disintegration, electricity, energy drain, mind-affecting effects, Paralysis, poison, sleep, stunning, transmutation, imprisonment, banishment.

Sorcerer Spells Known (6/7/7/6/6/6):

Currently in the World

Brigid, the Celtic goddess of fire, poetry, and fertility, has been a prominent figure in the world of the fae since the beginning of time. She is known for her fierce determination, her unwavering loyalty, and her ability to inspire and create.

From the earliest days of the world, Brigid has been a source of light and warmth, bringing fire to the cold and dark places. She is said to have been born in a flame, a symbol of her power and passion. As a young goddess, Brigid quickly became known for her poetic abilities, and many bards and storytellers would call on her for inspiration.

Throughout the ages, Brigid has played a role in many significant events. She is said to have helped shape the land and the creatures that inhabit it, and she has been called on by many warriors in times of war. Her healing abilities are also well known, and she has been known to help women in childbirth and to ease the suffering of the sick and injured.

In the 1450s, Brigid’s attention is drawn to the struggles of the mortal realm. She observes the growing unrest and turmoil, and she feels a deep sense of responsibility to help. Her goal is to use her powers of inspiration and creativity to bring about positive change and to inspire mortals to work together for the greater good.

To achieve her goals, Brigid reaches out to her allies in the fae world, seeking their support and assistance. She also spends time working directly with mortals, inspiring artists, poets, and musicians to create works that uplift and inspire. Brigid is determined to use her power to bring light and hope to a world that is in desperate need of both.

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