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Samhain Folklore, Superstitions and Legends

Samhain Folklore, Superstition and Legends

There are a number of legends and bits of folklore associated with Samhain. Let's look at some of the superstitions surrounding Samhain and Halloween.

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"Samhain" is a Gaelic word meaning "Summer's end". It is pronounced "Sow-in" in Ireland, "Sow-een" in Wales, and "Sav-en" in Scotland .

After all, we are nearing Samhain, a pagan holiday that celebrates and reveres the dead. But perhaps the veil between the living and the dead is truly thinning. That's the lore of Samhain - on the night of the 31st, the one thing that shrouds us from the spirits passed weakens. That's why we set out plates of food for family members. That's why we place photos of them on our altars and why he hail them in ritual.

The veil is thin, honour your ancestors. We celebrate Samhain, a pagan holiday…

Pre-Samhain Shadow Work – TuiTarot

Pre-Samhain Shadow Work

Pre-Samhain Shadow Work – TuiTarot

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