Brigid’s Cross Pin Gold. $12.00.
Celebrate the Celtic tradition with this high-quality metal pin. Put on your favorite hats, backpacks, jackets, and more!
- Measures 1.2″ in width
- 3D design in full copper alloy, giving a gold appearance
- Features the woven cross, surrounded by a wreath of snowdrops and lily of the valley
About Brigid’s Cross
This cross design is an iconic symbol of Ireland. Often made of straw or rushes, Irish people weave crosses for many purposes, not limited to one holiday. When placed on a door or gifted to a loved one, the cross is meant to bring protection and blessings. Some use the symbol while manifesting fertility in their marriage.
Although the Brigid’s Cross is associated with Saint Brigid of Kildare, the patron saint of Ireland, it has roots in ancient Celtic mythology. Brigid, the goddess of poetry, blacksmithing, the hearth, and more, was most likely synchronized with Saint Brigid during Christian conquest. Both figures are celebrated on February 1st, also known as Imbolc, which marks the beginning of spring. Many people weave crosses during this festival.
Nineteen nuns at Kildare tend to an eternal flame, in honor of Saint Brigid. This practice is a continuation of the pre-Christian tradition of women tending to Brigid’s fire.