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Pokémon Mythology and the Origins of Halloween

This class is an exploration of the origins and mythology of Halloween, using the Pokemon anime and games.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 45m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Description

We all know the typical Halloween decorations: bats, ghosts, candles, pumpkins…the list is long and varied. But how did all these themes come together to represent Halloween? Where did all these traditions come from? And are some Pokemon also inspired by these same traditions and myths? We’ll explore the origins of Halloween alongside the spookiest creatures of the Pokemon world. We’ll compare and contrast these spooky Pokemon with their historical inspirations from Celtic and Irish folklore.

This introductory class will touch on the following topics and their connection to both Halloween and Pokemon:
•The Celtic origins of Halloween
•Why Samhain was such an important holiday, and its similarities (and differences) as compared to Halloween.
•The Grim Reaper (and the Celtic version, the Ankou), and how Duskull might be inspired by this figure from folklore.
•Candles and Halloween – why do we use candles as decorations during this holiday?
•Ghosts and Ghouls (banshees, sluaghs, will-o-wisps, poltergeists, possessed objects, and dilas) and the Pokemon inspired by them.
•How trick-or-treating began – its origins with Samhain, and some loose connections to the Pokemon world.
•The history of witches (and their association with potions, wands, bats, and black cats) and related Pokemon.
•The tale of Stingy Jack and the jack-o-lantern (and how this was the inspiration for Pumpkaboo and Gourgeist)

You will learn

✓ Explain the purpose of the Celtic New Year – Samhain.
✓ Recall some of the basic beliefs of the Celtic people regarding spirits and their purposes.
✓ Describe which modern Halloween traditions and costumes originated with the Celtic people.
✓ Tell how their favorite spooky Pokemon relate to common Halloween decorations and traditions.

Requirements

• None

This course is for

• Pokemon fans who want to learn more about the origins of Halloween traditions.

How much does the Pokémon Mythology and the Origins of Halloween course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 25% discount on the original price of the course, which was $19.99. So you save $5 if you enroll the course now.

Does the Pokémon Mythology and the Origins of Halloween course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Pokémon Mythology and the Origins of Halloween has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Pokémon Mythology and the Origins of Halloween course, but there is a $5 discount from the original price ($19.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Lauren Ard a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Lauren Ard has created 35 courses that got 11 reviews which are generally positive. Lauren Ard has taught 339 students and received a 4.5 average review out of 11 reviews. Depending on the information available, Lauren Ard is a TRUSTED instructor.
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I’m a “highly certified” teacher in Arizona, in both Science and Language Arts. I have a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Science Education. I have four children ranging from 6 to 12 years of age. Besides teaching on Outschool and Udemy, I also run my own business doing astronomy shows in an inflatable planetarium for libraries and schools. In my spare time, I like to hike with my family, go on road trips, and volunteer with the Crisis Text Line (an organization that helps at-risk teens and young adults work through difficult situations).

8.9

CourseMarks Score®

9.6

Freshness

9.1

Feedback

7.5

Content

Platform: Udemy
Video: 45m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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