Airmid the Healerpaper & watercolours
Airmid, (also known as Airmed/Airmeith) belonging to the Tuatha De Danaan, was a daughter of Diancecht the main healer of the tribe.
With him and her brother Miach they have cast spell over the Sail well, so that the water of it could not only heal any wound, but also bring back to life the warriors.
Unfortunately although the all shared they love to the art of healing, her father was were jealous man, specially about his skills and position. So when it turned out that Miach had surpassed him in it, Diancecht killed his own son with a sword.
The loss was for Airmid great and she had often came to the grave of her beloved brother. One time she saw that there grew 365 herbs forming the shape of the human. That the way Miach wanted to last time serve people and show the love for his sister, as each herb healed one of the illnesses of the human kind.
Airmid realized it soon and took of her cloak and cautiously started to pick each of plant and put in it the same order on the cloth as the grew on the grave. She was just about to go, when her father came. Still angry and jealous Diancecht tore the cloak apart scattering all the herbs, so that one one could gain all the healing knowledge and with it the way to immortality.
The story of Airmid is, in mine opinion, very beautiful and meaningful one. I'm really happy OBOD introduced me to this Goddess and I hope you will find Her as charming and as I.