But Brigid is not a Christian saint, she thought, even if Patricius
thinks so. That is the Goddess as she is worshipped in Ireland.
And I know it, and even if they think otherwise, these women know the power
of the Immortal. Exile her, as they may, she will prevail.
The Goddess will never withdraw herself from mankind.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley,
The Mists of Avalon