Brigid (Bríd) | Fine Art Print
Brigid is an ancient goddess common to the Gaelic nations, and possibly further afield in Britain and Gaul.
She is associated with livestock, blacksmithing, crafting and healing magic among many other things. She has in her herds the king of sheep, Cirb, and the king of boars, Torc Triath who is hunted by Arthur in Welsh folklore.
It’s thought by some that she was important enough to be Christianised as St. Bríd, one of the patron saints of Ireland. To this day, crosses made of straw and rushes are traditionally made on the 1st of February to celebrate Imbolc, or St. Brigid’s feast day. Whether Brigid’s crosses are a Christian innovation or date to a Gaelic prehistory is up for debate but their place in rural folklore remains secure into the 21st century.
Here, Badger King Tattoo has depicted Brigid as the prehistoric pagan goddess while surrounded by the artistic style of the early Celtic manuscript tradition, at the intersection of the two worlds she inhabits
Material & Make
The artwork is printed on Hahnemühle German Etching paper.
About The Artist
Broc Ó Diolúin, known as The Badger King within his tattoo work, is renowned for his work with Celtic and Nordic art styles. His creations and knowledge also manifest in a project known as Badger Horns, where he shares stories and mythology related to Celtic folklore. Though he calls Llandudno in North Wales his home, Broc’s dedication to the Irish language and lore is apparent in his work with the ancient script of Ogham, as well as his mastery of the artistic styles seen within the Book of Kells.
You can see more artwork from Badger King Tattoo on Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
Choose between A3 and A4 size:
- A3 (
297 x 420mm / 11.7 x 16.5 inches)
- A4 (210 x 297mm 8.3 x 11.7 inches)