The Book of Hallowe’en: The Origin and History of Halloween

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Since its original publication in1919, Ruth Edna Kelley's THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN remains the all time classic exploration of Halloween history, from the mysterious year end rites of the ancient Celts, to the autumnal reign of Samhain, the Druid god of death, to the coming to Europe of Christianity and "All Saints Day," to the charming early 20th Century Halloween beliefs and customs of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Germany and America. Filled with Halloween poems, games and tried and true ancient methods for divining the future (especially for discovering the identity of one's future spouse!), THE BOOK OF HALLOWE'EN opens a captivating window into the past of one of today's most beloved holidays. Table of Contents Publication Information and Dedication Preface Chapter I. Sun-Worship. The Sources Of Hallowe'en Chapter II. The Celts: Their Religion And Festivals Chapter III. Samhain Chapter IV. Pomona Chapter V. The Coming Of Christianity. All Saints'. All Souls'. Chapter VI. Origin And Character Of Hallowe'en Omens Chapter VII. Hallowe'en Beliefs And Customs In Ireland Chapter VIII. In Scotland And The Hebrides Chapter IX. In England and Man Chapter X. In Wales Chapter XI. In Brittany and France Chapter XII. The Teutonic Religion. Witches Chapter XIII. Walpurgis Night Chapter XIV. More Hallowtide Beliefs and Customs Chapter XV. Hallowe'en in America Four Poems

Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 14, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1495949737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1495949739
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces

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