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The origins of Halloween explained
Posted on Monday, 31 October, 2005 |
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The doorbell goes. Again.
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#1 Posted by
on 31 October, 2005, 18:12
I love halloween .
#2 Posted by
on 31 October, 2005, 18:17
Thanks for that info, very interesting.
#3 Posted by
on 31 October, 2005, 21:48
christians loves taking pegaon what? that is bull.
#4 Posted by
on 31 October, 2005, 21:52
No, it's true. Christmas and Easter are inspired by pagan practices.
#5 Posted by
on 1 November, 2005, 0:05
christians loves taking pegaon what? that is bull. Tis true. The christians of the early times took alot of pagan holidays and meshed to their own dogma. Christmas took from a roman holiday and Yule of the celts/norse pagans... Easter from the germatic Ostra spring celebration... (to somewhat elaborate on Yel's) And for the love of the gods... it's PAGAN! Not Pagin, Pagen, or Pegaon... Even the image of Satan is taken from the pagan horn gods.. another bit of propaganda to force them to convert... rather rotten of them.
#6 Posted by
on 1 November, 2005, 0:23
I heard it was a pagan tradition in which they sacraficed young women, and then boiled down the fat to make candles. They would then stick the candles in hollowed out gourds, with faces cut into them. Then the catholics came along, and naturally stole the tradition turning into all hallows eve, which is where the word halloween originated.
#7 Posted by
on 1 November, 2005, 0:52
The bit about the Bishop of Bolton being the CoE expert on Halloween...PMSL. Good place to live if you want to experience the scary side of life. The date when Christmas is celebrated (25th Dec) is also a remnant of our Pagan past. The celebration of the Winter Solstice, the most important date in the Pagan calandar. It is estimated that JC was born in March-August. One way of getting Pagans to accept Christianity was to align their holy days and festivals. Most important celebration: Paganism - Winter Solstice, 25th Dec Christianity - Birth of JC, March-August (can't remember exactly when) Me...
#8 Posted by
on 1 November, 2005, 1:05
I heard it was a pagan tradition in which they sacraficed young women, and then boiled down the fat to make candles. They would then stick the candles in hollowed out gourds, with faces cut into them. Then the catholics came along, and naturally stole the tradition turning into all hallows eve, which is where the word halloween originated. You heard wrong.
#9 Posted by
on 1 November, 2005, 6:15
Excellent resource, I was aware that it was generally viewed as a time where the barriers between the living and dead were lessened. Perhaps some day those of us in the U.S. will not have such a morbid fear of death.
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