What is the symbol for Samhain? The Samhain symbol is made up of a looped square—which is another Celtic symbol called the Bowen knot—and two interlapping oblong shapes, creating a cross.
Is Samhain Celtic or pagan? Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition.
What does Samhain mean to pagans? Samhain was first observed by Celtic Pagans. Samhain marked the Celtic New Year, the end of summer, and the end of the harvest season. It also signaled the beginning of winter, which they associated with death. On this day, the Celts believed the veil between the living and the dead was especially thin.
What god is associated with Samhain? The God, at Samhain, is the Horned One, the stag of great antlers, the god of the wild hunt. He is the animal that dies so that we may eat, and the grains and corn that once lived in the field before our harvest. We can honor these late-fall aspects of both the Goddess and the God in one ritual.