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This song was written for Stone Creed Grove's Imbolg celebration, and makes reference to some of the aspects of the celebration and of the primary deity being honored on that day, Brighid. Specific references include:
- 3 aspects of Brighid: The harp, the cup, the smith's hammer. The harp brings inspiration and insight, the cup provides healing and nourishment, and the hammer grants its wielder the skill of the craft.
- A tradition of house-cleaning. As a domestic-oriented holiday, there was a tradition of going to clean your mother's home so that you could celebrate the festival with her in comfort.
- Brighid is also heavily associated with hearth and home, hence the title and focus of the song. She is seen as being rebirthed at Imbolg, and this is in keeping with an Indo-European-wide traditions of snuffing and re-lighting sacred fires some time in the spring to create a sense of renewal and rebirth.
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