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Halloween 13 people at the Last Supper the 13th guest is a traitor 13 members of witch cowen Number 13: 13 steps to the gallows History and Origin Halloween was a pagan holiday for honoring the dead. A word means All Hallows Eve, and is as old as 2000 years. Monster Trivia A holiday originated from Druids and Celtic culture. At that time it was celebrated on October 31st as Samhain. Dearg Due – Celts believed that Dearg-due rises from the grave to seduce men and lure them to their deaths by draining their blood. She is always in the form of a beautiful woman. Some legends say she does not drink blood, but sucks out the life force, until they slowly withered and died. Samhain was celebrated to signify the end of summer, mark the end of Celtic year and beginning of a new one (November 1st). It was believed that souls of dead are roaming around the homes of their relatives. However, not all spirits were friendly, so gifts and treats were left to pacify evil ghosts. Banshee - a female spirit in Gaelic folklore whose appearance or wailing warns a family that one of them will Jack O'Lantern is also of Irish roots. People placed candles into the hollowed-out turnips. This was done to keep away the ghosts at Samhain night. soon die. The banshee may also appear in a variety of other forms, such as that of a hooded crow, stoat, hare and weasel. Bhuta - In Hinduism and Buddhism, a Bhūta is the evil ghost of a man who died an untimely death like execu- tion, accident, or suicide or leaded an unholy or immoral life. Bhutas usually wander around animating dead bodies at night and may attack the living like a ghoul, ulti- mately reaping its victim's flesh. Ladder: Some believe that in the medieval times, a leaning ladder was thought to resemble a gallows, so if you walked under a ladder you were guaranteeing your own death by hanging. Yara-ma-yha-who - four feet tall and red-skinned monster from Australia. This creature lives in the trees and feeds on those unfortunate enough to pass below them. It jumps down on top and sucks most of victim's blood. Black cat was believed to be a witch's familiar, and witches Most Popular could sometimes turn into cats. Halloween Total Halloween Gostumes for 2011, 2010 Superheroes 2008 Angry Birds Harry Potter 2007 Pirates The Smurfs Star Wars 2009 Mario Katy Perry $5.8B Batman $5.77B $5.07B $4.75B $66.28/person $66.54/person $64.82/person $56.31/person Broken mirror: The Romans believed that a mirror had the power to confiscate part of the person's soul. If the image is distorted, this could mean a corruption of the soul. 40.1% Americans who say they'll dress up this year (up from 33 percent last year) 34% Americans who believe in ghosts $23.37 15.000 Average expenditure on a costume Total number of Halloween pop-up stores this year in the U.S 11.5% Americans who say they'll dress up their pets $20.29 Āverage expenditure on candy 73% hand out candy Decorate houses 51% dress in costumes 32% Presented to you by SOURCE:


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