My Lady of the Hearth

As a pagan and polytheist, I work with various Celtic deities (mostly Welsh and some Irish) according to the places I visit and pass by on my meandering journey of life. 

My home is very important to me and with regards to household deities I chose to work with Brighid. I have felt strong affinity with her since I first started to tread the Pagan path. However, I also have other reasons for wanting to have her presence fill my home. She means many things to me, most of which (if not all) are all connected to the hearth.

First of all, Brighid represents the three fires: the physical fire (smithcraft – but in this case I would rather refer to the hearth and the cooking fire), the inner fire (inspiration – which is also an important energy in my personal space) and the healing fire (in my eyes also related to the home as I am into kitchen witchcraft and healing of the members of the home). I have worked with her for quite some time now and she is a very protective deity: she protects the members of the home, especially the mother and children since she is also a deity of fertility and childbirth. I believe the mother is essential to the home; therefore this mother aspect of hers seems appropriate. Lastly, Brighid denotes change. We laugh, cry, feel anguish, bliss or despair and grow in our homes. Our home is a principal witness of our lives and it is suitable that Brighid oversees these changes. In conclusion, the home’s function is to shelter and house the members of the family and I believe that by protecting and taking care of the family, Brighid helps to bring about a blessed and peaceful home.

Gana Moonfire

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