Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween - Happy Samhain!!

  • Halloween: Wikipedia link
Celtic New Year
[Its] more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain", which comes from the Old Irish for "summer's end".[   It marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the 'darker half' of the year.[15] This was a time for stock-taking and preparing for the cold winter ahead;[11] cattle were brought back down from the summer pastures and livestock were slaughtered.[15] In much of the Gaelic world, bonfires were lit and there were rituals involving them.[15] Some of these rituals hint that they may once have involved human sacrifice

  • 'Satan's mistress' on Satanists forum asking if she is required to celebrate Halloween link ;)

  • List of satanic holidays link
In The Satanic Bible, Satanist Anton LaVey writes that the main two Satanic holidays (after one's birthday), are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween

Anton laVey - death certificate:  Halloween:  Anton LaVey died on October 29, 1997. He was taken to St. Mary's, a Catholic hospital, because it was the closest available. For reasons open to speculation, the time and date of his death was incorrectly (by two days) listed as the morning of Halloween on his death certificate

  • Christian comment about the 'dangers' of halloween link
The Celtics had priests called druids. On October 31, the druids went from house to house demanding certain foods, and all those who refused were cursed. The people were tormented by means of magic. As they went, the druids carried large turnips which they had hollowed out and on which they had carved demon faces as charms. Each one was believed to contain the demon spirit that personally led or guided that priest: his little god.


Anyways, who cares, american kids seem to love it. 


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