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image created with Craiyon using the prompt "god of Samhain"

Was There an Irish God Named Samhain?

Yes. No. Sort of. Look, this is gonna be one of *those* posts, because while there is a character from Irish mythology who bears the name “Samhain,” he’s not what you think.


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About the Author

Hi, I’m I.E.: full-time stay-at-home dad, part-time writer, retired pub musician, editor of Neon Druid, author of Irish Myths in Your Pocket.

Originally from Boston, I moved to Montréal at 18 and lived in an Irish pub, leaving occasionally to earn a degree in Humanistic Studies / World Religions from McGill.


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Neon Druid: An Anthology of Urban Celtic Fantasy

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