Brigit was the goddess of fertility. She had three sons who collectively fathered one son, her grandson Ecne or Knowledge. She was the mother goddess in the Celtic pantheon with only the Dagda above her in rank. She is a triune Goddess and that is why she has the attributes, Poetess, Healer and Smith.
Brighid - a poetess, daughter of the Dagda. She is the female sage, woman of wisdom, or Brighid the Goddess whom poets venerated because very great and famous for her protecting care. She was therefore called 'Goddess of the Poets'. Her sisters were Brighid the female physician, and Brighid the female smith; among all Irishmen, a goddess was called 'Brighid'. Brighid is from breo-aigit or 'fiery arrow'.
Later scholarship of etymology claims that Brighid comes from Sanskrit brahti 'exalted one'
The augury of Brighid was called the frith in which she would cup her hands and look into them to divine information about things lost, things to come, things happening afar.
There is also a Druidess named after her who had a temple in Kildare in the 5th century A.D. This Brigit was the daughter of a druid called Dubhthact and they lived on the island of Iona off the Scottish Coast before moving to Ireland.
She had nineteen priestesses who kept the flames of a sacred fire perpetually burning. Unfortunately as this Brigit was extremely outspoken against the invading christians she was murdered by them and her temple sacked, her priestesses murdered and the symbol of immortality: the fire, was put out. Then to add insult to injury the christians later turned her into a christian saint to cash in on the veneration she and her namesake the Goddess Brigit were still held in by the ordinary Celtic people.
Fertility: - Mistletoe ;
Healing: - Angelica ; Balm ; Blackberry ; Cowslip ; Fennel ; Flax ; Garlic ; Goat's Rue ; Mugwort ; Nettle ;
Protection: - Ragwort