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After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal

The Origins of Halloween

From its prehistoric origins until today, Halloween has always had the Shiver of Terror running through it. First as a pagan festival of Winter-the-Bringer-of-Death. Then as a Catholic holy day dedicated to lost Souls in purgatory. Now as a celebration of horrifyingly bad fancy dress!

Maddy and Anthony speak to the one-and-only Professor Ronald Hutton, a national treasure who is the author of too many wonderful books to list here. His latest is Queens of the Wild: Pagan Goddesses in Christian Europe.

Producer is Stuart Beckwith. Edited by Tom Delargy. Senior Producer is Charlotte Long

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After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
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