Macabre Halloweeen – Windeby Man

For modern people, Halloween is a favorite holiday when merchants rake in their second-highest revenues for the year. For early peoples, All-Hallows’-Eve was celebrated the night before All-Hallows’-Day when the Saints were commemorated at Mass. While in some cultures the celebrants look towards ending the harvest and preparing for winter. For others, it represents a time when the physical and supernatural worlds are closest, when the magic rules and the dead walk, even revisiting their homes.

Check out the bog body of Windeby Man which was thought for many years after its discovery to be a girl. It’s actually the body of a young man who died in the first century AD. He did not appear to have been murdered like so many bog bodies. His body did, however, show signs of malnutrition and illness.  Rita

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