Who is Brigid and why is the project named after her?
Taking into consideration the ambiguity and culture of religion and spirituality, I feel the responsible way to tell Brigid's story would be through my interpretation and beliefs, based on the countless hours of research invested in finding an appropriate name for the project.
Brigid & The Triple Spirals:
Brigid was the mythological triad goddess of fire, rooted in pre-christian Ireland during the Iron Age (500 BCE and 500 CE). She's arguably the most influential deity in Celtic polytheism. For this reason, the Celtic Christian church (and later Roman) adopted her as St. Brigid of Kildare.
Born at first sunrise, at the moment between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox was a triplicity of Brigits. Her and her two sisters brought with them fertility, knowledge and craftsmanship.
Her symbol: The Triple Spiral, represents three entities inter-related. A Spiral represents “death and rebirth as movement into the disappearing-point of formlessness, and out of it again, to a new world of form.” (The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets).
Brigid is a classic triple goddess.
Connecting the spirals...
She invented whistling, to help people find one another in the dark forests at night.
The motto for Project Brigid is: Cultural exchange is the seed to cultural progression.
Brigid's inception during the Iron Age plays an appropriate role for such a title. She inspired the creative use of Iron and other metals.
The Project, was started in Las Herrerías, which translates to "The Smithies". It was named after the three foundries used to forge iron from the nearby mountains.