Feb 3, 2010

Other Interpretations of Brigid

Used by permission. See post.
Brigid of Ireland is my interpretation of the saint's early life. Others have their own interpretations. Below is the book trailer for a children's book, The Life of Saint Brigid. It was written by Jane G Meyer, illustrated by Zachary Lynch. The author is sending me this book and I'll review it in a future post.

In addition, I'm posting, with the artist's permission, a drawing of Brigid by Ashmodai Bergisches from Germany (above.) It's interesting that the artist interpreted her as a blond, as I did in my novel. I had a reader ask me how I discovered what color her hair was. She had always believed it to be red. The truth is, no one knows! Remember we are talking about the late 5th-early 6th century here.

Here is another by an artist I met at the Milwaukee Irish Festival a few years ago, Andrea Bowes.

There are many interpretations, beliefs, and ways to celebrate Brigid's life. I find them all fascinating.


  1. I try to see back in time, when I draw saints and historical persons. :)

    Oh, by the way, it's just Ashmodai (or Rowan Plantagenet what I am using as an alias), "Bergisches" refers to the "Bergisches Land", the region where I live.

    Have a lovely day!

  2. I find them all fascinating as well. Thanks for opening my eyes to this history I knew nothing about before.