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Critical thinking question, can anyone tell what is wrong with the below? You can use the internet to find out. I think you should:)

Samhain was known in Ireland as the "Lord of Darkness". The Druid religion was practiced by ancient Celtic tribes that populated Ireland and parts of Europe. This religion worshipped Samhain, the Lord of Darkness. Some writings also speak of Samhain as the "Lord of the Dead". But, scholars suggest that this is incorrect.

The Druid New Year began on November 1st. It is also known as the "Feast of Samhain". The Celts only recognized summer and winter seasons. Literally translated, Samhain means "Summer's End". At this time, the hours of nighttime were growing significantly over the hours of sunlight. Hence, Lord Samhain reigned over the long winter months as the influence of the Sun god and the summer season (Beltaine or Beltane) preceded. Samhain's influence grows with the increase in the hours of darkness, as he can only roam the earth during hours of darkness.

The Druids believed that on their New Year's Eve, all of the people who died in the past year would rise up and search for the passageway to the netherworld. On this night the passageway or "veil" between both worlds was it's thinnest. Lord Samhain would roam the earth in search of these souls to capture them and take them to his world of darkness. To this day, some people put lights in their windows to help the dead find their way, and keep Lord Samhain away from taking them.

The Druid religion, dating back to about 200BC, had priests and priestesses. These magicians (soothsayers or wizards) filled the most important roles in Celtic culture. At the time the Celtic tribes were close to nature. As a result, they worshipped many things in nature as their gods. But no Druid god was more powerful ,nor more feared, than Lord Samhain.

Some of the roots of Halloween are traced back to the Druid religion and Lord Samhain. Certainly, Halloween took aspects of darkness , black color, evil spirits, and people rising from the dead and roaming the earth on this night. These themes of Halloween are all common with this religion.

Pope Gregory II moved the christian holiday of "all Hollows Eve" from May 13 to November 1st to coincide with the Feast of Samhain. This was an effort by the catholic church to downplay the pagan festival. Hopefully, they reasoned, it would replace Samhain and the pagan celebration would fade away. The pagan festival continued to be celebrated, and Halloween evolved largely from it. Today, the Catholic church tolerates Halloween, recognizing it is a fun holiday and not intended to hold religious or other supernatural beliefs or religion

The answer is below noted.

there is no god named samhain ^_^

visit religious tolerance . org

The sad part is I have seen people on witchvox say it's true and talk about a non existent god named mula muck or something like that. People should check there sources.

Added to on Oct 04, 2014
Last edited on Jul 15, 2019
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Oct 29, 2019
It's an event or time correct? Agreed also that this story has false information within. Very well put together by the way. Thank you for sharing.

Oct 30, 2019
This article needs an overhaul. I read the whole thing rather annoyed with the ''god of death Samhain'' nonsense that has begun to make its rounds. Only to get to the end and read ''this isn't true'' and nearly flipped my desk over. If you wish to dispute something, by all means quote a line from the article or refer to a website, but do not paste the whole misinformed article and end yours with ''they're wrong''. For the record, Samhain is not a Celtic deity, Samhain (sow-win) is the last harvest day, a Celtic holiday, and marks the start of winter.

Nov 07, 2020

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