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Name Samhain
Actor Don McManus
Dates Exorcised centuries ago
Exorcised in 2008 by Sam Winchester
Location Hell
Occupation Upper-class Demon
Episode(s) 4.07 It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

Samhain, also known as the origin of Halloween, is a special type of demon.

When he reigned on Earth on Halloween night, people kept their children in that night, they wore costumes to hide from him, carved pumpkins to worship him, and left sweets at their doors to appease him.[1]

He can be summoned to Earth by two witches through three blood sacrifices over three days, the last of which must occur on the final day of harvest, which is the 31st of October, Halloween. Once Samhain has risen, he is able to raise ghosts, zombies, and ghouls and unleash them onto the world.

In 2008, Samhain was summoned by Tracy Davis and Don Harding. He used the dead body of Don Harding as a Vessel. When he enters the body, the corpse's irises turn milky white, while his pupils stay black, marking him as a different kind of Demon than has appeared on the show before. His unique eye colour may mean that he is somewhere between the white eyed demons, such as Lilith, and the black eyed demons such as Ruby.

Anna Milton has a sketch of Samhain in her sketchbook, along with the phrase, 'SAMHAIN HAS RISEN, ANOTHER SEAL IS BROKEN!'.[2]

Powers and Abilities

  • Samhain can emanate a demonic white blast of energy from his palms that can decimate almost anything, e.g. humans, structures and supernatural creatures. Sam Winchester, however, is immune to his and Lilith's powers.[1]
  • Samhain is telekenetic, allowing him to move and influence objects with his mind.[1]
  • Samhain, once on Earth, can summon supernatural creatures like: ghosts, zombies, etc.[1]

4.07 It's The Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

Samhain in Lore

Samhain - actually pronounced "sa-win" - originated as a Celtic end of summer and harvest festival and was named after the Celtic name for the month. It later became associated with the Christian All Souls' Day, also known as the Day of the Dead. Some of the rituals associated with Samhain are now seen in Halloween traditions.



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  2. 4.09 I Know What You Did Last Summer