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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
This is just about some rebellious kids playing Satan worshiper, who don't know a drain pipe from a tunnel into Hell.
originally posted by: Sophie111609
Honestly really tired of hearing about "Satan"
Yes I know Halloween is approaching
Just seems to be more pronounced everywhere now
I guess to each there own right?
Just my opinion
Samhain (like Beltane) was seen as a liminal time, when the spirits or fairies (the Aos Sí) could more easily come into our world. Most scholars see the Aos Sí as remnants of the pagan gods and nature spirits. It was believed that the Aos Sí needed to be propitiated to ensure that the people and their livestock survived the winter. Offerings of food and drink were left for them. The souls of the dead were also thought to revisit their homes. Feasts were had, at which the souls of dead kin were beckoned to attend and a place set at the table for them. Mumming and guising were part of the festival, and involved people going door-to-door in costume (or in disguise), often reciting verses in exchange for food. The costumes may have been a way of imitating, or disguising oneself from, the Aos Sí. Divination rituals were also a big part of the festival and often involved nuts and apples.
originally posted by: sled735
It wasn't my intention to connect Satan with Halloween. I was merely posting a scary video because people like to get scared during Halloween; at least that's been my observation all throughout my 50+ years of life.