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[[File:Merlin1013.jpg|thumb|272px|The feast for Samhain during [[series 4]]]]{{Quote|It was on the stroke of midnight of Samhain's eve. The moment when the veil between the worlds are at its 'thinnest...|[[Gaius]]|The Darkest Hour}}'''Samhain'''<span style="font-style: normal; "> </span><span style="font-style: normal; ">is a religious celebration and a day of great</span><span style="font-style: normal; "> </span>[[Magic|magical]]<span style="font-style: normal; "> </span><span style="font-style: normal; ">importance to the</span><span style="font-style: normal; "> </span>[[Old Religion]]<span style="font-style: normal; ">. During Samhain people praise to their deads and everyone who departed. It's the End of Year Eve.</span>
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[[File:Merlin1013.jpg|thumb|272px|The feast for Samhain during [[series 4]]]]{{Quote|It was on the stroke of midnight of Samhain's eve. The moment when the Veil between the worlds is at its thinnest...|[[Gaius]]|The Darkest Hour}}'''Samhain'''<span style="font-style: normal; "> </span><span style="font-style: normal; ">is a religious celebration and a day of great</span><span style="font-style: normal; "> </span>[[Magic|magical]]<span style="font-style: normal; "> </span><span style="font-style: normal; ">importance to the</span><span style="font-style: normal; "> </span>[[Old Religion]]<span style="font-style: normal; ">. It marks the end of the harvest and of the lighter half of the year. Samhain also marks beginning of winter, or the darker half of the year. </span>During Samhain it is traditional to celebrate those who have passed on. It's the End of Year Eve.
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
   
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==Celebrations==
 
==Celebrations==
   
During Samhain the people of [[Camelot]] would prepare a feast to mourn their deceased and those who departed. The feast would be preceded by a speech from the current ruler before a toast.
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During Samhain the people of [[Camelot]] would prepare a feast to mourn their deceased and those who had departed this life. The feast would be preceded by a speech from the current ruler before a toast.
   
To the practitioners of the [[Old Religion]], the [[High Priestesses]] would gather in the [[Isle of the Blessed]] where they would [[Blood-sacrifice|sacrifice]] a living human to tear the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing [[Dorocha|evil magical creatures]] into the world. The sacrifice would unleash a vast deal of mystical power into the world which [[Sorceress|sorceresses]] can tap into for a limited time (''[[The Darkest Hour]]'').
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As for the practitioners of the [[Old Religion]], the [[High Priestesses]] would gather on the [[Isle of the Blessed]] where they would [[Blood Sacrifice|sacrifice]] a living human to tear [[the Veil]] between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing [[Dorocha|evil magical creatures]] into this universe. The sacrifice would unleash a vast deal of mystical power into the world which [[Sorceress|sorceresses]] could tap into for a limited time (''[[The Darkest Hour]]'').
   
 
==Historicity==
 
==Historicity==
   
Samhain is a pagan celebration where the spirits of the dead would came to the world to haunt the living. In some religions the religious caste would use the day to channel magical energy to cast spells. However as the religion of Christianity took over the pagan regions, Samhain was Christianised into the All Hollow's Eve, which was secularized into Halloween.
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Samhain is a pagan celebration where the spirits of the dead would came to the world to haunt the living. In some religions the religious caste would use the day to channel magical energy to cast spells. However as the religion of Christianity took over the pagan regions, Samhain was Christianised into the All Hollow's Eve, which was secularised into Halloween.
   
Currently neopagan religions, specially those who claim Celtic and magic practise, such as [[wikipedia:Wicca|Wicca]], use it to symbolise to End of the Year, which was Samhain place in the religious calendar.
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Currently Neopagan religions, specially those who claim Celtic and magic practise, such as [[wikipedia:Wicca|Wicca]], use it to symbolise to End of the Year, which was Samhain place in the religious calendar.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Feast of Beltane]]<br />
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*[[Feast of Beltane]]
 
*[[Festival of Ostara]]
 
*[[Festival of Ostara]]
 
[[Category:Old Religion]]
 
[[Category:Old Religion]]

Latest revision as of 21:09, November 15, 2014

Merlin1013

The feast for Samhain during series 4

It was on the stroke of midnight of Samhain's eve. The moment when the Veil between the worlds is at its thinnest...
Gaius[src]
Samhain is a religious celebration and a day of great magical importance to the Old Religion. It marks the end of the harvest and of the lighter half of the year. Samhain also marks beginning of winter, or the darker half of the year. During Samhain it is traditional to celebrate those who have passed on. It's the End of Year Eve.

GalleryEdit

CelebrationsEdit

During Samhain the people of Camelot would prepare a feast to mourn their deceased and those who had departed this life. The feast would be preceded by a speech from the current ruler before a toast.

As for the practitioners of the Old Religion, the High Priestesses would gather on the Isle of the Blessed where they would sacrifice a living human to tear the Veil between the worlds of the living and the dead, unleashing evil magical creatures into this universe. The sacrifice would unleash a vast deal of mystical power into the world which sorceresses could tap into for a limited time (The Darkest Hour).

HistoricityEdit

Samhain is a pagan celebration where the spirits of the dead would came to the world to haunt the living. In some religions the religious caste would use the day to channel magical energy to cast spells. However as the religion of Christianity took over the pagan regions, Samhain was Christianised into the All Hollow's Eve, which was secularised into Halloween.

Currently Neopagan religions, specially those who claim Celtic and magic practise, such as Wicca, use it to symbolise to End of the Year, which was Samhain place in the religious calendar.

See alsoEdit

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