One of the symbols of Imbolc is the plough. A decorated plough is taken door to door with children asking for food and drink. If they are denied this then the plough is used to destroy their garden. A decorated plough also has Whiskey poured over it as a blessing. Cheese and bread are left as an offering to the spirits in the new furrows. However it is a celebration of all Virgin and Maiden Goddess, from Brigid, Inanna to Gaia and the Gods of love like Eros.
January 20, 2012