Jack O’Lantern or Will o’ the Wisp Jack O’Lantern or Will o’ the Wisp

Jack O’Lantern or Will o’ the Wisp

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In Irish folklore, Stingy Jack was a mean individual who tricked the devil and in the end was forced to wander the earth as a lost soul with only a burning coal to light his way which he kept in a carved out turnip. It was from this story that the idea of Pumpkin carving at Halloween (Samhain) originated as in Ireland turnips rather than pumpkins were used. Many people also believed that he was the Will o’ the Wisp, the mysterious lights that glow on the bogs and marshland and may lead travellers to their doom.


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In Irish folklore, Stingy Jack was a mean individual who tricked the devil and in the end was forced to wander the earth as a lost soul with only a burning coal to light his way which he kept in a carved out turnip. 
It was from this story that the idea of Pumpkin carving at Halloween (Samhain) originated as in Ireland turnips rather than pumpkins were used. Many people also believed that he was the Will o’ the Wisp, the mysterious lights that glow on the bogs and marshland and may lead travellers to their doom.


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SKUGC18
Weight15 grams
Height148 mm
Width105 mm
Depth2 mm
ManufacturerCeltic Myths
OriginIreland

Printed in Ireland from an original by Margaret McKenna

A6 4 page greetings card with blank inside.
Comes with C6 plain white envelope.
Contents wrapped in clear cellophane.

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