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October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Filed under: Prometheus, Uncaring S.O.B. — Tags: , , , , , , — prometheuscomic @ 9:54 am

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  1. Er…they DO know it’s a REAL liver right? 😄

    Comment by SEA — October 31, 2008 @ 2:14 pm

  2. Each box contains a torture device devised by Zeus for various transgressions. It’s just, the first three are midgets.

    Speaking of torture devices, happy halloween!

    Comment by frogman302 — October 31, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

  3. That should be “little people,” frogman.

    Comment by prometheuscomic — October 31, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

  4. Hahahaha

    Seriously. It made me laugh out loud.

    Comment by Kaitlyn — November 1, 2008 @ 12:46 am

  5. Though thinking about for a second – wasn’t that idea at a Halloween party old in Ancient Greece?

    Though everything is new when you’re a kid.

    Comment by Kaitlyn — November 1, 2008 @ 12:47 am

  6. I believe the word “Halloween” is actually derived from ancient Greek.

    Comment by prometheuscomic — November 1, 2008 @ 10:18 am

  7. “Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in).

    The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31, they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Druids, or Celtic priests, to make predictions about the future. For a people entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies were an important source of comfort and direction during the long, dark winter.

    To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities.

    During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other’s fortunes. When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

    By A.D. 43, Romans had conquered the majority of Celtic territory. In the course of the four hundred years that they ruled the Celtic lands, two festivals of Roman origin were combined with the traditional Celtic celebration of Samhain.

    The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees.”

    Comment by frogman302 — November 1, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

  8. Frogman, I couldn’t find one reference in your comment about brains, intestines, or eyeballs–are we talking about the same Halloween?

    Comment by prometheuscomic — November 4, 2008 @ 10:11 am


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