Cromm Cruaich and the Origin of Halloween

Lighthouse Trails Research on Cromm Cruaich:

“He was merciless, evil and brought much sadness, making everyone “to be without peace.” His sacrifices were on the “high places” and under the cloak of darkness. Children and adults were sacrificed to him and to the twelve lesser gods…represented by “standing stones”…placed in a circle around his golden idol… Charles Squire explains, “…these sacrifices were made at ‘Hallowe’en’, [or] ‘Samhain’-“Summer’s End”- when the sun’s power waned, and the strength of the gods of darkness, winter, and the underworld grew great.”…This, then, is the origin of Halloween.”

Read more: http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=10158

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