An Torc

An torc means  ‘The Boar’ in Irish. The boar is a creature who was considered sacred to the celts. It was a ceromonious animal, synonymous to the pagan goddess Brigid and later Saint Brigid. Its significance resonates with worldwide mythologies. Saint Brigid’s day is one of the most popular saint days in Ireland, crosses are made from rushes (bog grass) on this day which marks the start of Spring. (Imbolc)