[Ansteorra] painting

Samantha Smith sasmith0 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 11 12:21:24 PST 2010

Holy women and wells are pretty popular in Irish mythology, and I suspect
you are looking at a painting of St. Brigid at her well. Before the coming
of Christianity she was the goddess of the Sacred Flame of Kildare. Wiki is
pretty good on her: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Brigid%E2%80%99s_Well


On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 1:12 AM, Brett Chandler-Finch <
naturemakeswell at gmail.com> wrote:

> I won a painting in the raffle at 12th night.   The painting was done
> by Mistress Branwyn O'Brallaghan It is a painting of a woman standing
> over a well with a flaming sword.  There is a Celtic cross in the
> background.  I have tried contacting the artist unsuccessfully.   Does
> anyone know the legend that the painting was based upon.   I have
> looked through Celtic mythology, but can find no references. Does
> anyone have any ideas?
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