> In respect of prophesies of Christ and the devil, I'd just say the idea of St. Brigit as a cailleach (veiled woman/hag/woman of the woods) found both in Cogitosus and the Book of Kells is a profoundly ethical one, and the complementary St. Brigit the dragon a very, very friendly dragon.
In regard to the “idea of St. Brigit as a cailleach (veiled woman/hag/woman of the woods)”; is Brigit consider to be a hag? To my mind a mythical hag is a post-menopausal woman who is no longer "fertile" and so signifies winter? As in the Scottish Cailleach who stops plants growing in the winter season (the truth being there is no growth in winter due to a lack of sunlight)? So could the goddess Brigit be an Irish version of the Slavic goddess Morena. Who in spring is a beautiful nature goddess and following the murder of her husband Jarilo (the god of summer) at the end of the harvest, she becomes a nightmarish winter goddess (Scottish Cailleach or Irish Beira)? (I am thinking of an association with the tales of Blodeuedd and Bláthnat.) (The Slavs drown the winter Morena at start of summer, which reminds me of the drowning tales of Irish goddesses.)
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