Dissecting Dragons: Episode 39: Saints, Souls and Samhain - the Celtic Day of the Dead

November 4, 2016
Episode 39: Saints, Souls and Samhain - the Celtic Day of the Dead

This week SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside delve into the folklore and traditions underpinning Hallowe'en. Travelling back through the centuries and stopping at such points as All Soul Day, All Saints Day, The Salem witch trials, the elected year kings of Celtic tradition and the origins of 'Samhain', the Dragons examine how Hallowe'en as we know it was (and possibly is) tied to preparing for winter and ghost stories as well as life, sacrifice and death. A fun episode that takes a leisurely stroll through a macabre holiday back to it's family and harvest orientated roots.

Title music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic
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