Airmid

35,00

This is an 8″ x 6″ high quality giclée print, printed on beautiful Hahnemühle William Turner paper and signed by Shelly Mooney.

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About Airmid

The beautiful Airmid is the Irish Goddess of Healing Arts, particularly associated with herbal healing. She is one of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the ancient mythological race of magical beings. She is also associated with gardening, nature, family and loyalty.
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Airmid’s father was Dian Cécht and she had four brothers; Miach, Cian, Cethe, and Cu. Unfortunately, we don’t know who her mother was, as there is no mention of her in the mythology.
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The most famous story of Airmid takes place after her brother Miach was slain by her father Dian Cécht.
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After this, Airmid went to Miach’s grave to grieve. As she wept her tears watered the earth and all of the healing herbs of the world grew from the burial mound. There were 365 in total, one for each of his sinews and joints.
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As Airmed collected them, they spoke to her and told her all of their healing powers. She laid them out on her cloak in combinations that could cure every ailment on earth.
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When her father saw the work that she had done, he was enraged and scattered the herbs. Because of this, no human knows the secrets of healing herbs. This knowledge remains with Airmid, including the secret of how to use herbs to achieve immortality.
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For modern practitioners, Airmid is associated with healing, herbs, gardening, family, loyalty, magic and strained relationships. She is often represented by a mortar and pestle, dried herbs, wells and water.