Halloween season is upon us as children prepare for trick or treating and adults watch a bunch of horror movies. But what are the pagan origins of the season? What are some ancient Irish stories of Samhain? And will you be awake long enough for the spookiness that is contained in this episode, or will sleep take you first?

 

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Sources

https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/crossing-veil-pre-christian-origins-halloween-and-samhain-002271

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/samhain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medb

https://celticlife.com/irelands-queen-maeve/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereignty_goddess

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-myths-halloween-samhain

The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C3%A1in_B%C3%B3_C%C3%BAailnge

https://letterpile.com/creative-writing/The-Strange-Adventures-of-Nera-1-A-Tale-of-Irish-Halloween-Samhain-Spookiness

 

 

 

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