Don’t take my word for it, go check out the story of Walburga- or Walpurgia. She was helping St. Boniface in bringing Christianity to Germany. She has a special day on May 1st, but the night before it was said that Satan, aka the Devil, tried to get her by going after her eartly remains. She comes down in history to us as a Saint, so we can assume that our old friend the devil was out of luck. once again.
You may have heard of Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht. It was written about in Goethe’s Faust and it left a lot of our ancestors fearing that the devil was going to come get them! Imagine crypts and dead women and evil embodiments. Hey, that still sounds pretty creepy doesn’t it?
Here is a tune by a band you might remember. They are doing their instrumental “Repent Walpurgis” Why did they call it that? Cause it was creepy and serious and heavy and..well just listen.
next post we’ll talk about another holiday celebrated May 1st.