The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Complete A-Z for the Entire Magical World - Judika Illes 2005
Brigid, whose epithets include “The Fiery Arrow,” “The Ash-less Flame,” and “Moon Crowned Lady of the Undying Flame,” is the Celtic goddess of healing, music, poetry, and smithcraft. Sometimes depicted with a serpent wreathed around her head, she may also manifest as a column of fire. Alternately, a pillar of flame emerges from her head. Her attributes include a cauldron, a spinning wheel, and smith’s tools. Brigid was venerated throughout Celtic Europe and incorporated into the Christian pantheon as St Brigid.