Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Celts, evil devils and Christian Hell

"Samhain, with its emphasis on the supernatural, was decidedly pagan. While missionaries identified their holy days with those observed by the Celts, they branded the earlier religions's supernatural deities as evil, and associated them with the devil. As representatives of the rival religion, Druids were considered evil worshipers of devilish or demonic gods and spirits. The Celtic underworld inevitably became identified with the Christian Hell."
__ Jack Santino, The fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows.

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