Strait On : Trick or treat! Did the devil conceive Halloween?

Metro Service I■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter t seems like everybody has partial claim to the origins of Halloween. The name “Halloween” originated in 1745. Its roots lie within the Christian religion, meaning “hallowed evening” or “holy evening.” Prior to that, the Scottish dubbed it, “All Hallows Eve,” first recognized in Old English around 1556. Confused? Let me take you deeper into the depths of discovery, so to speak. Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of the event, notes that while some folklorists detected its origins in the Roman Feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is typically

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