- ?Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
An Irish legend tells of Jack, a lazy but shrewd farmer who used a cross to trick the Devil, then refused to free him unless he agreed to never let Jack into Hell. The Devil agreed. When Jack died, the Devil wouldn't let him into Hell. So, Jack carved out one of his turnips, put a candle inside it, and began endlessly wandering the Earth for a resting place. He was known as "Jack of the Lantern", or Jack-o'-Lantern.
There are variations on the legend. Some of which include:
* The Devil mockingly tossing a coal from the fires of Hell at Jack, which Jack then places in the turnip.
* Jack tricking/trapping the Devil a variety of ways, including placing a key or other item in the Devil's pocket when the Devil is suspended in the air or plucking an apple from a tree. Some versions include a "wise and good man" or even God helping Jack to prevail over the Devil.
* Jack's bargain with the Devil being different. In some variations, the deal is only a temporary bargain, but the Devil, embarrassed and vengeful, refuses Jack entry after Jack dies.
* Jack is considered a greedy man and is not allowed into either Heaven or Hell, without anything having to do with the Devil.Source(s): source from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack-o%27-lantern
- 1 decade ago
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- 1 decade ago