Brigid of Kildare is venerated as both a goddess and a saint throughout Ireland, Europe and the USA. Brian Wright provides a fascinating insight into this unique and mysterious figure. He uncovers when and by whom the goddess was 'conceived' and evidence that Brigid was a real person. It expalins how she became a saint, her historical links with the unification of Ireland under a High King in the first century and discusses in depth her first documented visit to England in AD 488. Today Brigid remains strongly connected with the fertility of crops, animals and humans and is celebrated throughout the world in a continuation of customs, ceremonies and relics with origins dating back to pre-Christian times.