Imbolc Earrings

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About this Piece

Brigid was an early Celtic Goddess. She is associated with Spring in Ireland otherwise known as Imbolc. Imbolc was one of the cornerstones of the Celtic calendar and marked the start of Spring. The word Imbolc is thought to refer to milk in the ewe’s stomach marking the start of Spring and the new farming season. It is also associated with Brigid the Celtic Goddess, the triple deity and patron of healing and the Arts. Rituals were performed to appease the elements and ensure a steady supply of food until the harvest six months later. To this day on the 1 February People in Ireland still, make the St Brigid’s cross from rushes and a three-legged rush weaving to represent the Celtic Goddess Brigid.

This product measures 30mm long and 12mm wide.
 

About the Maker

Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too. 
Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on. 

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