Samhain…As the days shorten and the sun dips low in the sky, our homes become sanctuaries of warmth and comfort.
It is nearing the end of this beautiful year.
The transition of Autumn is underway as the end of October arrives with the magical Festival of Samhain…known to many as “Halloween.”
Halloween was derived from the celebration of Samhain, with its myths and beliefs about the “Otherworld” and happily placed into Christian culture through the celebration of, “All Hallows Eve,” or “All Souls Night.”
The year was divided in two, with Summer and Winter heralding transition.
“My tidings for you: the stag bells,
Winter snows, Summer is gone.
Wind high and cold, low the sun,
Short his course, sea running high.
Deep-red the bracken, its shape all gone,
The wild goose has raised his wonted cry.
Cold has caught the wings of birds.
Season of ice – these are my tidings.”
– Irish Poem, Translated by
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