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
• Apples • Apple Cider • Beet Root • Fava Beans • Parsley • Pomegranate • Pumpkin • Turnip • Wine
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
death, the dead, ancestors, transformation
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