UD: October 2018
In order to explore the origin and significance of Samhain, the Celtic “Festival of the Dead”, it is necessary that it be viewed in the context of the wider Celtic belief system, the central tenet of which was metempsychosis…
“……He was their god, the wizened Bent One with many glooms;
the people who believed in him over every harbour, the eternal Kingdom shall not be theirs.
For him ingloriously they slew their wretched firstborn with much weeping
and distress, to pour out their blood around the Bent One of the hill”.