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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.