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Samhain

Symbolism:

The end of the Year, Thinning of the Veil Between Worlds, The Third Harvest, the Dark Mysteries, Rebirth through Death, Night of the Wild Hunt

Symbols:

Apples, Besoms, Black Cats, Cauldron, Gourds, Jack-O-Lanterns, Waning Moon.

Seasonal Fruit and Veg:

Apples, Broccoli -headed, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Currants, Garlic, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Shallots, Spinach, Spring Onions, Swede, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash.

Drinks:

Ale, Cider, Mulled Wine

Colours:

Black, Red, Orange, White, Silver, Gold

Animals:

Crow, Raven, Bats

Mythical Creatures:

Beansidhe, Harpies, Goblins, Medusa,  

Stones:

Jet, Obsidian, Ruby

Incense herbs include:  

Arborvitae, Corn, Dittany of Crete, Fumitory, Hazel, Mint, Mugwort, Mullein, Nightshade, Pumpkin, Sage, Thistle, Turnip, Wormwood

Deities:  

Anubis, Arianrhod, Baba Yaga, Bast, Callieach, Cernunnos, Cerridwen, the Crone, Hades, Hel, Hecate, Herne, Kali, Loki, Morrigan, Osiris, Persophone and all Death and otherworldly Deities

Activities:  

Honouring the dead,  Talking with the ancestor