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

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  • Halloween

    11 27.50%
  • Samhain

    6 15.00%
  • Winternights

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Thread: Halloween, Samhain, Winternights?

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    I've been celebrating halloween with a winternight type blot ritual offering to Odin and Balder. This along with washing halloween candy down with jager-bombs and even fireworks. Last year I had a great time even though I was solo...no one keeping me company until I walked into the bar.

    I plan on doing something like that this year...
    "What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil." Friedrich Nietzche

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    what i do for halloween

    trick or treat with kids, then sometime around midnight or within a few hours after, blot to hela and the dead

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    Yeah, We'll carve a big Jack-o-lantern.......

    For our Winter Nights celebration and we Offer a Blot to Freyja and the Disir, the Ancestral Grandmothers of Our Folk.
    We always have our Winter Nights Blot & celebration, about mid October.
    We light the Jack-o-lantern, when we call the Ancestors to be with us, and to acknowledge their presence among us. There'll be lots of Toasting, from the Drinking Horns, to Freyja, the Gods, the Disir & Ancestors, with Mead, Ale & Cider.
    Afterward we are having a Feast of Beef stew, with lots of vegetables & barley with fried apples & fresh biscuits.
    It'll be this weekend.

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    I like this time of year. High winds, dark nights, leaves on the ground.. lite the fire!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blutwölfin View Post
    For the Celts it was Samhain, Gaelic Samhuinn, originally "sam-fuin".
    Samhainn is pronounced something like sow-ain but said as one syllable.

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    I prefer the name "Winternights" because I consider this terminology to be realistically most in line with what our heathen ancestors actually used to describe the overall nature regarding this period of the year.
    :Überschöpfung:



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    We've always called it Halloween around these here parts..

    I kid about being Jesus this year..

    Later,
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    Did Germanics celebrate some form of Halloween or Samhain? It seems logical since Celtic and Germanic cultures have some similarities.

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    I love the Halloween movies featuring Michael Myers. That guy is so creepy. You never know when he is going to attack. He comes out of nowhere. He is extremely strong and intelligent. He is supposedly under the curse of the Thorn. That is what gives him his power. Definitely worth watching.

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