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    I find it really frustrating that Brigid is also a saint. I mean, put aside the fact that they flat out stole the Irish pagans (arguably) most popular goddess, every time I look for info about her I find the saint and a bunch of stuff about Christianity. I was just looking up books on eBay and though I found some good ones, turns out they were all about things like St. Brigid saving Christianity or something along those lines. And I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of Christianity, and I've always had a soft spot for the religion as a whole, but I mean, just ugh. Give her back, already, or better yet, admit her origins and just be honest about where she came from. It just seems a bit disrespectful to honor and entire religion's goddess, but only if you can make her your own.

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    Re: Really Frustrated...

    Well, I get why it ticks you off, but to me it's a cute trick used so pagans could be Christian on the outside.
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    Re: Really Frustrated...

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Well, I get why it ticks you off, but to me it's a cute trick used so pagans could be Christian on the outside.
    This. In many ways, the Christianisation on non-Christian deities and practices is the only way a lot of traditions and knowledge has survived. It's absolutely frustrating (perhaps even moreso when your deites were demonised by Christianity rather than sainted).

    On a practical note, could you try searching alternate and more traditional spellings? That might filter out the Christianised stuff?

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