Sunday, August 8, 2010

Several Superstitions

·        A bat in the house is a sign of death.

·        A beginner will always have good luck: beginner's luck.

·        A bird that comes in your window brings bad luck.

·        A cat has nine lives.

·        A cat will try to take the breath from a baby.

·        A cricket in the house brings good luck.

·        A drowned woman floats face up, a drowned man floats face down.

·        A forked branch, held with a fork in each hand, will dip and point when it passes over water.

·        A hat on a bed will bring bad luck.

·        A lock of hair from a baby's first haircut should be kept for good luck.

·        A person cannot drown before going under three times.

·        A rabbit's foot brings good luck.

·        A sailor wearing an earring cannot drown.

·        After receiving a container of food, the container should never be returned empty.

·        An acorn at the window can keep lightning out of the house.

·        An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

·        An itchy palm means money will come your way.

·        Animals can talk at midnight on Christmas Eve.

·        At the end of a rainbow is a pot of gold.

·        Cats can physically see spirits, so they make excellent guardians against evil spirits. They also love to play with friendly or beneficial spirits.

·        Clothes worn inside out will bring good luck.

·        Cold hands, warm heart.

·        Crossing your fingers helps to avoid bad luck and helps a wish come true.

·        Crows are viewed as a bad omen, often foretelling death. If they caw, death is very near.

·        Eat an apple on Christmas Eve for good health the next year.

·        Eating fish makes you smart.

·        Evil spirits cannot harm you when you are standing in a circle.

·        For good luck, wear new clothes on Easter.

·        Friday the thirteenth is an unlucky day.

·        Garlic protects from evil spirits and vampires.

·        Goldfish in the house bring bad luck.

·        Goldfish in the pond bring good luck.

·        If a bird flies through your house, it indicates important news. If it can't get out, the news will be death.

·        If a bird flies towards you, bad fortune is imminent.

·        If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck.

·        If an owl looks in your window or if you see one in the daylight, bad luck and death awaits you.

·        If the bottoms of your feet itch, you will make a trip.

·        If the flame of a candle flickers and then turns blue, there's a spirit in the room.

·        If you blow out all of the candles on your birthday cake with the first breath you will get whatever you wish for.

·        If you can remove one white hair off an all black cat, without getting scratched, you have a very powerful good luck talisman.

·        If you feel a chill up your spine, someone is walking on your future grave.

·        If you shiver, someone is casting a shadow on your grave.

·        If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck.

·        If your left palm itches, it means you will soon receive money; if your right palm itches, it means that you will lose or have to pay money.

·        It is bad luck to chase someone with a broom.

·        It is bad luck to sing at the table.

·        It is bad luck to sleep on a table.

·        It is unlucky to rock an empty rocking chair.

·        Open an umbrella indoors and bad luck will "rain" on you.

·        Our fate is written in the stars.

·        Smell dandelions, wet the bed.

·        Step on a crack break your mother's back.

·        The superstition of knocking on wood for good luck originates from pagan beliefs in regards to trees.

·        The wedding veil protects the bride from the evil eye.

·        To break a mirror will bring you seven years bad luck.

·        To cure a sty, rub it with a gold wedding band.

·        To drop a dishcloth means bad luck is coming.

·        To drop a fork means a woman will visit.

·        To drop a knife means a man will visit.

·        To drop a spoon means a child will visit.

·        To find a four-leaf clover is to find good luck.

·        To find a horseshoe brings good luck.

·        To find a penny heads up brings good luck.

·        To give someone a purse or wallet without money in it will bring that person bad luck.

·        To have a wish come true using a wishbone, two people make a wish, then take hold of each end of the bone and pull it until it separates. The person with the longer end gets his or her wish.

·        To kill an albatross is to cause bad luck to the ship and all upon it.

·        To make a happy marriage, the bride must wear: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.

·        To open an umbrella in the house is to bring bad luck.

·        To refuse a kiss under mistletoe causes bad luck.

·        Toads cause warts.

·        Warm hands, cold heart.

·        Washing a car will bring rain.

·        Wearing an opal when it is not your birthstone is bad luck.

·        Wearing your birthstone will bring you good luck.

·        When a dog howls, death is near.

·        You can break a bad luck spell by turning seven times in a clockwise circle.

·        You must get out of bed on the same side you got in on or you will have bad luck.

·        You must hold your breath when you go past a cemetery or else you will breathe in the soul of someone who has recently died.

·        You must knock on wood three times after mentioning good fortune or the evil spirits will ruin things for you.

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