The Book of Hallowe'en
THIS book is intended to give the reader an account of the origin and history of Hallowe'en, how it absorbed some customs belonging to other days in the year, such as May Day, Midsummer, and Christmas. The context is illustrated by selections from ancient and modern poetry and prose, related to Hallowe'en ideas.
Those who wish suggestions for readings, recitations, plays, and parties, will find the lists in the appendix useful, in addition to the books on entertainments and games to be found in any public library.
Special acknowledgment is made to Messrs. E. P. Dutton & Company for permission to use the poem entitled " Hallowe'en' from "The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems," by W. M. Letts ; to Messrs. Longmans, Green & Company for the poem "Pomona," by William Morris; and to the Editors of The Independent for the use of five poems.
- RUTH EDNA KELLEY.
- LYNN, 1919.
- I. SUN-WORSHIP. THE SOURCES OF HALLOWE'EN
- II. THE CELTS : THEIR RELIGION AND FESTIVALS
- III. SAMHAIN
- IV POMONA
- V. THE COMING OF CHRISTIANITY. ALL SAINTS'. ALL SOULS'
- VI. ORIGIN AND CHARACTER OF HALLOWE'EN OMENS
- VII. HALLOWE'EN BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS IN IRELAND
- VIII. HALLOWE'EN BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS IN SCOTLAND AND THE HEBRIDES
- IX. HALLOWE'EN BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS IN ENGLAND AND MAN
- X. HALLOWE'EN BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS IN WALES
- XI. HALLOWE'EN BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS IN BRITTANY AND FRANCE
- XII. THE TEUTONIC RELIGION. WITCHES
- XIII. WALPURGIS NIGHT
- XIV. MORE HALLOWTIDE BELIEFS AND CUSTOMS
- XV. HALLOWE'EN IN AMERICA
- Four Poems
- MAGAZINE REFERENCES TO HALLOWE'EN ENTERTAINMENTS
- SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF READINGS, RECITATIONS, AND PLAYS