Brigid is a fire goddess, born at sunrise. This is Brigid Fire of the the Hearth, the goddess of fertility, family, childbirth and healing. This version holds a babe in arms as testament to her role as midwife. The swans are for faithfullness and longevity. Brigid wears her green mantle, credited with healing properties. It is said that as she made her own mantle on a loom by the hearth, Brigid taught the weavers of Ireland their craft. Her headress is appropriate for a goddess of sun and fire. Brigid was often seen with a white cow with red ears.
In keeping with her responsibility for childbirth, I've made a calf. It's my first attempt at a needlefelted cow - I think there will be a second!