Samhain = Halloween?

Sharon Lathan

Sharon Lathan is the best-selling author of The Darcy Saga, a ten-volume sequel series to Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice.

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This paper is facinating. I feel you’ve covered a lot of ground in that which you’ve presented. The illustrations and observations concerning Greco-Roman influence say a lot. I imagine History is toughf subject and think you’re fairly just in mentioning that some of the ‘facts’ are mysterious. Thank you for taking the time to come up with some answers.

Stephanie L

I don’t participate in Halloween “festivities”, as it were, and haven’t my entire life. I was raised in a Pentecostal preacher’s home and we discussed from the time I was very small, that whatever the origins of Halloween were, what it is considered today is what we do not support. =D My dad always gave a lesson on people taking advantage of a situation to promote black magic and evil. As an adult, though I’ve changed the religion I still don’t see Halloween as having any place in my life. This is really interesting info too: never ceases to amaze me how some nations or groups of people are villianized by their political opponents as part of the “game” and that the stereotype sticks.


Amen sister, that’s a real Celtic cross And the author does a nice presentation for what modern Readers may be curious towards concerning an ancient relic and related Language and culture.

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