Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today’s Christian practices have pagan foundations. Take Samhain, caoming up at the end of the month. It is the beginning of the pagan year, the final harvest of the previous year and the celebration by all pagans (referred to by the Church as witches) of the turn of the year’s wheel.
Well, the church couldn’t have that, could they? All that mucking about and celebrating? Best they change the date of one of the Christian celebrations and pretend all the festivities are for that.* Thus the day following Samhain became All Saints Day and the pagan festival All Hallow’s Eve, or Hallow e’en.
Harold was rooting around in his pagan foundations this morning. He found a flint arrowhead in the cabbage patch** and proceeded to dig up the whole area looking for artifacts.
Devious was well put out. He was hoping for an arrow tree when he planted it.
*like they did with Ostara and Yule
**as opposed to me finding Harold had a cabbage for a head.