Tag: Samhain

November, 1st or 2nd, usually.

Colors
Black, orange, yellow, brown, red

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

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

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

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

Foods
• Apples • Apple Cider • Beet Root • Fava Beans • Parsley • Pomegranate • Pumpkin • Turnip • Wine

Deities
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

Sisyphus Tricks Death

Who is Sisyphus this man who struggles endlessly in Hades to push a rock to the top of a mountain, only to watch it roll

Orpheus and Eurydike

Orpheus was a bard, a singer of great renown, son of the Muse Calliope and also the King of the Cicones, a tribe that lived

Some Samhain History

Samhain originated as a Gaelic festival. The word is from the name for the month of November. A popular translation of the word is “Summer’s

Apple Butter

Apple butter is spiced, cooked apples made smooth and delicious for spreading on toast or serving over waffles. This recipe is my favorite way to

Apples

The apple tree is a deciduous, fruit-bearing tree that produces the crisp fruit that gives it its name. It is a relatively small tree, reaching

Storytelling In The Hallows

What is The Hallows? It is that big collection of sacred days that happen at the end of October/ beginning of November. Also known as