Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The History of Halloween (Post 4 of 4) Myths

A myth is an usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon.  (Thank you, Webster's dictionary!)

Here are some myths for the wonderful holiday of Halloween!!!!!!!!!

  • According to livescience.com, vampires cannot logically exist.  GASP!  I know!  So, while you may not be a die hard fan of vamps and believe whole heartedly that vamps do exist, I still want to outline their logic.  
    • First, let's say the vampire originated in 1600 (That's their example) and bit someone.  That person became a vampire and the process continues, so that, now there isn't enough human population to feed the vampire one, even if the population doubled.  Phew!  
    • Now, this only works if to become a vampire you only need to be bitten by one.  There are various twists on the vampire, so, maybe -just maybe- vampires do exist! :)!
  • It is bad luck to see a white cat on Halloween! But, if you dream about a white cat, it's good luck!  
  • Razor blades in candies or apples!  Sickos!  However, there are no documented cases of this ever happening?  I've read different things about this, one being that no serious harm or injury has resulted from a child and contaminated Halloween candy to the myth evolving from a dad poisoning his own child with cyanide in the seventies.  He put it in the "pixie stick!"
  • If a bird flies into your house, then someone has died.

Well, those were just a few and you wouldn't believe the mass amounts of them! 
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Happy Halloween!!!!

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