Airmid is the Irish Goddess associated herbal healing. Airmid is one of the Tuatha Dé Danann, the ancient mythological race of magical beings. Airmid’s father was Dian Cécht and she had four brothers; Miach, Cian, Cethe, and Cu. She was also the sister of the poet Etan. Unfortunately, there is no mention in they myth of who her mother was. There are a number of myths associated with Airmid, all of which tell us she is  knowledgeable and very connected to the herbal devas. The mythic tales tell us of Airmid’s part in the story of the restoration of King Nuada’s arm, after it was lost in the first Battle of Moytura. According to the story, Airmid’s father Dian Cécht fashioned a replacement arm of silver so that he could rule his people once again. However, Airmid’s brother Miach believed that with he and his sister’s healing expertise, they could come up with a better solution. Combining their skills, they built Nuada an arm of flesh. But, when their father Dian Cécht found out, he was furious. He attacked Miach in a jealous rage, and though Miach was a skilled healer who could keep up with his wounds in battle, eventually he dealt him a death blow that ended the battle. After Miach’s death, Airmid was devastated. She went to his grave to grieve, and as she wept her tears watered the earth and all of the healing herbs of the world grew from Miach’s burial mound. The legend goes that there were 365 varieties in total, one for each of his sinews and joints. As Airmed began to collect them, they spoke to her and told her all of their healing powers. She laid them out on her cloak as she was taught, organizing them into combinations that could cure every ailment on earth. When her father saw the work that she had done, he was once again enraged and threw the cloak into the air, scattering the herbs. Because of this, no human knows all the secrets of healing herbs. The knowledge remains with Airmid, including the secret of how to use herbs to achieve immortality.  

This stunning piece, envisioned by Lisa, and sculpted by the incredibly talented Joe Laudati, stands a little under 8" tall. Airmid is cast separately from her brother's grave, allowing you to position her in the perfect manner for your sacred space.

Each statue is individually hand-cast, finished, painted, signed and number by the artist.

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