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In NetHack, Brigit is the neutral goddess of the Knight pantheon.


Brigit, also known as Brigid or Bríg, is a goddess of pre-Christian Ireland that appears in Irish mythology as a member of the supernatural race known as the Tuatha Dé Danann. Brigid is the daughter of the Dagda, the chief god of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and is also the wife of Bres, with whom she had a son named Ruadán.

Brigid is associated with wisdom, poetry, healing, protection, smithing and domesticated animals; the 9th century Cormac's Glossary says that Brigid was "the goddess whom poets adored" and that she had two sisters, a healer and a smith, with the same name, indicating she may have been a triple deity. Saint Brigid is a Christian saint that shares many of the goddess's attributes: her feast day, 1 February, was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, suggesting that the saint is a Christianization of the goddess, or that the lore of the goddess was transferred to her.



In dNetHack, notdNetHack and notnotdNetHack, Brigit is a neutral goddess of holiness, and her minions consist of fire elementals, fire vortices, Firre Eladrin, and Surya Devas.

Encyclopedia entry

Brigit (Brigid, Bride, Banfile), which means the Exalted One,
was the Celtic (continental European and Irish) fertility
goddess. She was originally celebrated on February first in
the festival of Imbolc, which coincided with the beginning
of lactation in ewes and was regarded in Scotland as the date
on which Brigit deposed the blue-faced hag of winter. The
Christian calendar adopted the same date for the Feast of St.
Brigit. There is no record that a Christian saint ever
actually existed, but in Irish mythology she became the
midwife to the Virgin Mary.

[ Encyclopedia of Gods, by Michael Jordan ]