Samhain to the ancients brought about a feeling of dread. Most people feared this holiday. Bonfires were lit to keep the malevolent faeries away. The connection to the dead comes from the otherworld, where the fey lived. It was during Samhain that people believed the veil thinned between the two worlds.
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Knowing how the ancient Celts might have celebrated Samhain can inform our own rituals and rites, but what’s most important is what Samhain means to us […]