Symbols of Halloween
What Creepy Symbols do we Associate with Halloween?
Well, I can think of a few things we traditionally associate with Halloween:
- ghosties and ghouls
- bats and
- the witches' familiar or associate - the black cat.
Below are some appealing pictures of witches with and without pumpkins and cats, some ghosts, some lovely artwork, and definitely an atmosphere of Halloween and general ghostliness.
Do not be embarrassed if you feel the need to scream out loud or clutch the person nearest to you - I'll understand!
It's strange, I like creepy pictures, weird ornaments and things like deaths head skull jewellery, and also ghostly stories of the Edgar Allan Poe genre, all steeped in symbolism, but I'm not so keen on horror movies as I find them too scary. When I was younger horror films gave me sort of waking nightmares. They don't any more, because I just don't watch them.
A Halloween Bat
Lots of people are scared of bats - me included
To fly around darkly and bash into your face when you are least expecting it
Symbolic Skull and Deaths Head Jewelry - Creepy but ultimately fascinating
This is my favourite - don't you like the little skulls all around the zombie woman?
A Nasty Old Witch
Looks a bit like me actually
If you hear a cackle and look up quickly, you might see a witch on her broomstick flying through the sky.
But t's no laughing matter if she falls off, or drops on your head.
She might even cast a spell on you. I wonder if witches are put off by garlic and the sign of the cross, like Dracula and his vampires?
Skull and Crossbones
The Witch's Familiar - a Black Cat
I think it might be vicious
Hallo little pussy cat - are you going to snarl and scratch me?
And stop staring into my eyes like that - you won't mesmerize me.
Also I happen to know that if I rattle a box of catfood, you'll forsake your horrid old witch and come scrounging round my ankles, looking for grub!
That's what cats are like, you know.
Grunge Skull Bracelet
Halloween New York Cat and Pumpkin
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A Goldlen Pumpkin
A lovely big, fat, round pumpkin
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater
Had a wife and couldn't keep her,
Put her in a pumpkin shell
And there he kept her very well
A Big Scary Ghost
You would be very scared indeed if this fearsome ghost crept up on you in the middle of the night, wouldn't you?
But there would be nobody to rescue you, and you would have to entertain your companion until first light of dawn, whereupon he would vanish into the ether.
Of course it could just be a figment of your imagination after you were celebrating a bit too vigorously with alcohol or halucinogenic substances.
Grunge Skull Stud Earrings
Ghost Rider #23 Cover: Ghost Rider
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You'll love this hidden skeleton - Still time to get scary decorations and props
Give your visitors a fright as they walk through your garden!
Amazon have really gone to town with this horrible grave scene.