Author Topic: The development of Mask of Eternity affected Christian Right & Phantasmagoria?  (Read 15789 times)

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Eh, I've always associated the "beliefs" of Samhain with Halloween or "All Hallow's Eve". Aside from it being based on pagan beliefs, Halloween always bore an insignificance in my mind. It stood for "the night before All Saint's Day", but I never understood what All Saint's Day was, and why there had to be a day that worshiped the dead. More importantly, when did candy play such a big part?  :P
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In the Celtic calendar, All Hallow's Eve itself is also called Samhain, and is one of the days when the veil between the worlds was at its thinnest. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samhain

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Katie, that is actually the correct definition, and its metnioned in the link I gave!

The holiday isn't named after a being. It has nothing to do with any such being.
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Eh, I've always associated the "beliefs" of Samhain with Halloween or "All Hallow's Eve". Aside from it being based on pagan beliefs, Halloween always bore an insignificance in my mind. It stood for "the night before All Saint's Day", but I never understood what All Saint's Day was, and why there had to be a day that worshiped the dead. More importantly, when did candy play such a big part?  :P

Who wouldn't want an extra excuse to get more candy?
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Eh, I've always associated the "beliefs" of Samhain with Halloween or "All Hallow's Eve". Aside from it being based on pagan beliefs, Halloween always bore an insignificance in my mind. It stood for "the night before All Saint's Day", but I never understood what All Saint's Day was, and why there had to be a day that worshiped the dead. More importantly, when did candy play such a big part?  :P

Who wouldn't want an extra excuse to get more candy?

Good point!  ;D
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Actually, "Trick or Treat" represents a threat from the dead. Either the dead person plays a nasty Trick on you, or you appease them with a Treat - candy, in most cases. The same concept is used in cultures that offer gift offerings and/or food to the dead. Some cultures advise leaving food and flowers on the graves for the dead to avoid being attacked by the deceased.

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Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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Davidson & Associates published Warcraft 1, 2 and Diablo. I doubt they had any problem with Mask.
 

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