Item Description

You are purchasing The Book Of Hallowe'en by Ruth Edna Kelley in PDF format.  Also included is the Librivox reading of the book in Mp3 format.  Listen as you read along.

This book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year, such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas.  The context is illustrated by selelctions from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas.

This is an excellent reading.  Learn some things that you didn't know about.  Enjoy!


1.  Sun-Worship.  The sources of Hallowe'en.

2.  The Celts:  Their Religion and Festivals.

3.  Samhain.

4.  Pomona.

5.  The Coming of Christianity.  All Saints'.  All Souls'.

6.  Origin and Character of Hallowe'en Omens.

7.  Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in Ireland.

8.  Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in Scotland and the Hebrides.

9.  Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in England and Man.

10.  Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in Wales.

11.  Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in Brittany and France.

12.  The Teutonic Religion Witches.

13.  Walpurgis Night.

14.  More Hallowtide Beliefs and Customs.

15.  Hallowe'en in America.

16.  Also includes four poems...

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