Trick ‘r Treat: The History of Sam | Horror History
The history of this Halloween icon goes back to ancient traditions and beliefs from Celtic Ireland, some of which are darker than you may have feared. Sam is a mythical and ancient deity created to protect the traditions of Samhain and other celebrations of the autumnal harvest. By understanding these ancient traditions, we can get a better idea of why Sam exists and why he does what he does. But what exactly is this mischievous Halloween spirit and how deep does his history go? What does he do for the rest of the year?