opular time to hold initiation rituals, through its association with purification and new beginnings. Symbols of Imbolc include corn and wheat, sun wheels, or decorated ploughs to celebrate the beginning of the agricultural year. Traditionally, corn or grain dollies, representing Brigid, were fashioned from stalks of grain and sometimes placed in a bed or basket with white flower bedding. Brigid’s Crosses were made from wheat stalks or rushes, and hung in the house or exchanged as symbols of protection and prosperity in the coming y

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