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The Book of Hallowe'en

Gelesen von Sibella Denton

(4,559 Sterne; 17 Bewertungen)

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 selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas. (Summary by Ruth Kelley, from the Preface). (2 hr 45 min)

Chapters

01 - Preface and Sun-Worship. The Sources of Hallowe'en

4:34

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02 - The Celts: Their Religion and Festivals

10:14

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03 - Samhain

6:11

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04 - Pomona

3:26

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05 - The Coming of Christianity. All Saints'. All Souls'

5:24

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06 - Origin and Character of Hallowe'en Omens

1:34

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07 - Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in Ireland

22:38

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08 - Hallowe'en Beliefs And Customs in Scotland and the Hebrides

20:40

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09 - Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in England and Man

17:22

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10 - Hallowe'en Beliefs and Customs in Wales

5:35

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

11:28

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12 - The Teutonic Religion. Witches

17:13

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13 - Walpurgis Night

5:48

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14 - More Hallowtide Beliefs and Customs

5:57

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15 - Hallowe'en in America

21:41

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16 - "Four Poems"

5:18

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Bewertungen

(3,5 Sterne)

Fascinating although rather muddled and dated (as to be expected) in parts. Full of folkloric customs and references to literature. Reader was good, although pronounciation grated with me at times.

An interesting collection of folklore

(4 Sterne)

Well read. Wide geographical focus. Does tend to go very American (state by state) at one point, but that's inevitable, and for American listeners, even desirable, I imagine.

(2,5 Sterne)

the mispronounced Celtic names and placenames really grated . possibly because of the fact I am Irish and can speak the language