View Poll Results: What do you celebrate on October 31st?

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  • Halloween

    11 27.50%
  • Samhain

    6 15.00%
  • Winternights

    11 27.50%
  • Nothing

    12 30.00%
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Thread: Halloween, Samhain, Winternights?

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    me=heathen=have a few wild guesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyðimörk
    ....it was really boring, as all of our childhood friends were out for the halloween festivities, and my brother and I were stuck at home with mom, the bible, and chocolate cake (which was the only highlight). Tough childhood, indeed.
    You never got to go trick-or-treating? :frown:

    Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm definitely doing some trick-or-treating this year. I love candy!
    Should the subduing talisman, the Cross, break, then will come roaring forth the wild madness of the old champions, that insane Berserker rage, of which the northern poets sing. That talisman is brittle, and the day will come when it will pitifully break. The old stone gods will rise from the long-forgotten ruin and rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes; and Thor, leaping to life with his giant hammer, will crush the Gothic cathedrals!

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    In Germany the retail introduced this whole Halloween crap during the last few years as another cool American trend. And just as expected these consumer idiots swallow it like there is no tomorrow.
    A more doglike submissiveness to the occupying plastic culture I have yet to see.
    Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals. Friedrich Nietzsche


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    On request by lei.talk an (slightly esoterical) article dealing with the astronomical background of Halloween:

    http://www.souledout.org/nightsky/ha...npleiades.html
    Tolerance is a proof of distrust in one's own ideals. Friedrich Nietzsche


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    Kekri took/ takes place around that time in Finland.. :bier:

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    Halloween!

    Trick or treat, Blutwölfin. :richter: <---me in my judge costume

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    I love Halloween.

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    Thanks to the Gods the US-version of how to celebrate our ancestors is not so trendy over here, although some people still feel better when they're able to copy a Disney-like and childish behaviour such as Halloween. Dressing up as a ghost or zombie to honour my forefathers? Well... no.

    Halloween might be based on Heathen roots (Samhain; in at least some places in Ireland October 31st is still known as "Oidhch Shamhna" - but it's not celebrated like the Americans do it), but it became completely distorted. :speechles
    Lík börn leika best.

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    Speaking of which, if you click on "Halloween" under "Today's Events" on the main forum menu the lyrics to The Misfits' "Halloween" comes up. Very nice, Folkish!

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