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Brighid’s Shield

Each day and each night

That I say the Descent of Brighid…

I shall not be slain, I shall not be injured,

I shall not be put in cell, I shall not be hewn,

I shall not be riven, I shall not be anguished,

I shall not be ravaged, I shall not be made blind,

I shall not be made naked, I shall not be left bare,

I shall not be enchanted, I shall not be cursed,

Neither shall my power leave me.

No fire, no sun, no moon shall burn me,

No water, no flood, no brine shall drown me,

No earth, no sod, no turf shall cover me,

No air, no wind, no vapour shall sicken me,

Nor seed of the Fairy Host shall lift me,

Nor seed of the Airy Host shall lift me,

Nor earthly being destroy me.

I under the protection of the holy maiden,

I am under the SHIELDING of Good Brighid each day;

I am under the SHIELDING of Good Brighid each night.

Each early and late, every dark, every light.

Brighid is my comrade, Brighid is my maker of song,

My gentle foster-mother, my beloved Brighid.

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