Brigid's Cross Pendant Antique Bronze Color 1-1/8" longSKU: CH132
St. Brigid's cross pendant. The cross is an antiqued bronze color and looks the same on both sides. There is no jump ring attached to the bail.
Brigid's crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare, one of the patron saints of Ireland also known as “Mary of Gael,” she is one of the most important figures in Irish culture, hovering between historical and mythological. She is often imagined to be holding a lamp, a cross, or a bishop’s staff. As a patron saint, she looks over many: babies, children born out of wedlock, midwives, poets and scholars, travelers and seafarers, fugitives, blacksmiths, healers, Irish nuns, and farmers. Her feast day is widely celebrated every year. Much emphasis has been placed on her healing abilities, affinity with animals, and compassion for the poor, and many saints of Ireland were influenced by her. In fact, she helped propagate Catholicism throughout the country because of the religious communities that she established. She lives on even in language—Brid agus Muire dhuit is still a common greeting, meaning “May Brigid and Mary be with you.”
The crosses are traditionally made in Ireland on St Brigid's feast day (February 1st) marking the beginning of spring. Many rituals are associated with the making of the crosses, traditionally they were set over doorways and windows to protect the home and to drive away evil, fire, and hunger.
Quantity: Sold in increments of one
Size: 1-1/8" long x 1-1/8" wide, the hole is 1/8"
Material: zinc alloy metal with an antiqued bronze finish
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