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Halloween Myths

The celebration of Halloween is in itself founded on myths. As far back as 2000 years ago, the Celts (a clan that lived in the UK, Ireland, France and other areas of Europe) believed that on October 31, the Lord of Death (Saman), would call together all the souls that had died the previous year in order for them to travel to the afterlife. Hence the birth of Halloween myths, with this being the first acknowledged.

More Halloween myths and superstitions - these are a mix of ancient and new Halloween myths and superstitions:

  • Black cats are a sign of bad luck - still unfounded
  • If an unmarried girl keeps a rosemary herb and a silver sixpence under her pillow on Halloween night, it is quite likely that on that very night, she will dream of her future husband
  • If you hear someone's footsteps behind you on Halloween night, don't turn around, because it's the dead that are following you. If you make the mistake of turning around, you may very well end up dead soon
  • Around Halloween time, if an unmarried girl carries a broken egg in a glass and takes it to a spring of water, she will be able to catch the glimpse of her future husband; if she mixes some spring water in the glass, she will also see the reflection of her future kids
  • If no one speaks at the table during Halloween dinner, the spirits will be encouraged to come to the table

A "myth" is a story, which has its roots in the traditional beliefs of a certain culture. The rituals that are typically followed during Halloween owe their origin to weird Halloween myths that are still strongly believed by many. Beware though, they are largely still just myths and superstitions.

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