Its the first of February and the first day of Spring in the Irish calendar so happy Lá Fhéile Bríde to you all. Or as some of us prefer to say, happy Imbholg! Above is the image of a Crosóg Bríde, “Bríd’s Cross”, a traditional Christianised Imbholg symbol formed from rushes or more rarely straw (some information on making one is here). Below is a slightly less Christianised symbol that may have been associated with the goddess-turned-saint, Bríd. It is a Síle na gCíoch “Síle of the Breasts” and it sort of speaks for itself.