EPISODE 28: Samhain – Halloween Special: Nera’s Adventures in the Otherworld

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Irish Mythology Podcast

Deireadh Fómhair 31, 2022

Episode 28

Samhain – Halloween Special: Nera’s Adventures in the Otherworld 

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Welcome | fáilte 

In this episode we hear how Nera accepts a spooky Halloween challenge and meets a talking corpse, the restless dead,  the king of the good people, marries a woman of the Aos Sí and travels in time. 

We ask:

  • What did Halloween mean for our ancestors? 
  • Why are the restless dead restless?
  • Why does time work differently in the Sí?
  • Why should you not go out alone on Halloween night?
  • What are the cycles of Irish Mythology?

The walking dead, a talking corpse, a journey to the otherworld! 

Join Nera as he accepts a Halloween challenge that ends up being a lot more than he bargained for. 

We talk horror in Irish mythology, the good people, the restless dead and time travel!

Starring: Nera, A hanged man

Co-Starring: The King of the Sí, A fairy woman, The Morrígan, Queen Medbh, King Ailil. 

A cautionary tale on why you never go out alone on Halloween Night. 



Written, presented and produced  by Marcas Ó hUiscín and Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh. 

Music – Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 public licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode 

All other sounds Creative Commons 

Art by Nance Kinane 

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