Pauline Breen

Pauline Breen

For Pauline, Brigid is an expression of the Great Mother Goddess. Pauline is passionate about showing the various faces of Brigid that are often overlooked. Pauline is the author of three books on Brigid. In her first book 'This is Brigid - Goddess & Saint of Ireland' Pauline introduces Brigid in her original, pagan form as mother goddess and then as Christian saint. She considers both versions and shows the interplay between both cults. She suggests many ways to connect to Brigid through her symbols, numbers, animals and practices on her feast day of February the 1st associated with the goddess and the saint. In her second book 'Maman Brigitte - Dark Goddess of Africa and Ireland' Pauline shows another lesser known face of Brigid, a vodou deity that came forth into being during the hardship of slavery. Maman Brigitte is also a blended deity from indigenous African deities and Brigid of Ireland. In her third book 'Brigantia - Warrior Goddess', Pauline questions whether the migrating Brigantes tribes of northern England brought Brigid into Ireland, as we know her today. Pauline hopes that showcasing all sides of Brigid that includes her side as dark goddess and warrior goddess, from historical. archaelogical and linguistic sources will enable even more people to connect to Brigid.

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