Samhain

Celtic - A festival on October 31st/November. 1st, the Celtic New Year. This was the one occasion when the Otherworld became visible to mortals. The gates were opened so that those who had been wronged by those still living could exact vengeance. It was adapted by Christianity as St Martin's Mass or All Hallows, and the night of October 31st became Hallowe'en, a night when demons are let loose on the earth to entrap the innocent. Also called Samhain, Samain, Samain, Saman, Saman, Samhuinn, Samhuinn, Samhain, Samp'in, Samp'in or Samhain.
Irish - A god. Brother of Cian and Goibhniu. He was in charge of Cian's magical cow, Glas Gabnach, when it was stolen by Balor who assumed the guise of a small boy and tricked Samhain into letting him hold the cow's halter. In some lore, occasionally known as Samhain, Samain, Samain, Saman, Saman, Samhuinn, Samhuinn, Samhain, Samp'in, Samp'in or Samhain.

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