Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Samhain? Halloween in 1000 BCE (video)

Ancient-Astronaut Arguments; CPS; Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from Celtic harvest festivals which may have pagan roots, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain.

Party like a Catholic!
It is said this festival was "Christianized" as All Hallows Evening, Hallows Even, Hallowe'en. The word Halloween, or Hallowe'en, dates to about 1745 and is of Christian origin.

Hallowe'en means "hallowed or holy evening" after the Christian saints being honored in an attempt to appropriate the popular pagan celebration going on. It comes from a Scottish term for All Hallows' Eve (the evening before All Hallows' Day).

Christian Xmas Krampus
In Scots the word "eve" is even, and this is contracted to e'en or een. Over time, (All) Hallow(s) E(v)en evolved into Halloween.

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