celtic ireland cross

The cross that granted Brigid’s protection was, in Ireland, referred to as the cros-Bríde, or Brigid’s Cross. It was usually made from weaved rushes, straw, cord, sedge, or vine, and could take on a variety of shapes. It was a symbol of the perpetual cycle of the seasons, of the certainty that light and summer would always return, and its four arms represented the four-sided structure of the Celtic year.