October 5, 2021

Halloween, Samhain & Los Muertos

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Episode Summary (notes & sources below):

Why is Day of Dead around the same time as Halloween? Why is All Saints Day on Nov 1st? Why is All Souls Day on Nov 2nd? Why is all of this Dead People Stuff in this same 3-Day Clump?  SIT TIGHT, WITCH ... We're going on a wild ride through a couple different Underworlds and Lands of The Dead.

 

NOTES, SOURCES AND/OR THINGS MENTIONED: 

- Ancient Origins of Halloween , History.com

- Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), History.com

- Day of the Dead: How Ancient Traditions Grew Into a Global Holiday, History.com

- History of Halloween, World History Encyclopedia

- EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT FES, Yale School of the Environment Blog

- How to Pronounce Mictlan, Mictlantecuhtli and Mictecacihuatl - I tried , I'm sorry!

- How The Ancient Romans Gave Us 'Bones Of the Dead' Cookies For Halloween, Kristina Killgrove  - Archaeologist 

- Lemuria the Ancient Roman Day of the Dead , ThoughtCo

- The Weirdest Facts We Could Find About the True History of Halloween

- Misunderstood Moments - The Celtic Origins of Halloween - Invicta Video

- 8 Facts About the Celts, History.com

- Who Were Celts, History.com

- Day of the Dead: From Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican celebration, Kirby Farah - 

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, USC 

- Mictecacihuatl: the Goddess of Death in Aztec Religious Mythology - Learn Religions

- Images of Mictecacihuatl , a google search - (just so you can see what she looks like!) 

- The Secret History of 'Bonfire' - A good fire made of bones - Merriam Webster

- All Soul's Day , Brittanica 

- Why All Souls Day was established by this Benedictine monk , Aleteia

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