Uncovering the Ancient History of Imbolc – A Look Back at a Celtic Festival

The Goddess Brigid

Origin The origin of Imbolc dates back thousands of years to pre-Christian Ireland. It marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and traditionally falls on February 2nd. The name Imbolc originates from the Old Irish language, where it translates to “in the belly” and was meant to represent the pregnant ewes that were seen as a symbol of fertility during this time of year. Tradition Ancient Celts believed that the goddess Brigid, associated with fire, healing and fertility, […]

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