This is just a page of notes about the various things that correspond to Samhain. It is not meant to be a comprehensive guide, just a quick look. For more detail, see my main Samhain article.

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November, 1st or 2nd, usually.


Black, orange, yellow, brown, red


Candles, fires, Jack-O-Lanterns, skulls, images of the dead, divination tools, nuts and acorns, colored leaves, masks


Stag/buck, cats, rats, bats, owl, raven/crow, jackel, coyote, scorpion any animal considered a guide or messenger of the dead


apples, deciduous trees, esp nut-bearing trees, late season flowers: asters, chrysanthemums, calendula, cosmos etc.


Apple, copal, sandalwood, wormwood, sage, patchouli, tobacco



All Gods of Death and the Underworld, Psychopomps: Hades, Pluto, Persephone, Proserpina, Dis Pater, Thanatos, Osiris, Anubis, Hel, Erishkigal, Nergal, Arawn, Mannanan, Cichol, Donn, Hecate, Hermes, Nephthys, Tuoni, Macaria, Orcus, Aita, Mania, Guédé, Ghede, Baron Samedi, Santa Muerte, Chernobog, etc. The Horned God, Cernnunos, Herne the Hunter

Other Symbols

death, the dead, ancestors, transformation