Really strange superstitions...
Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:03 AM
I don't think black cats are bad luck if it crosses your path. I OWN a black cat .... wait.... maybe THAT's why things are so crappy right now! lol. Time to get rid of the cat!
Posted 20 July 2004 - 08:04 AM
Posted 20 July 2004 - 10:07 AM
Things go wrong for everyone...You cant stop that!
How about this one....
When I was a little girl my brothers told me that everytime we would pass a graveyard in a car I better hold my breath..Cause if I dont then the dead would try to steal my soul.....
Lets just say...Everytime I was in the car w/my brothers I was very dizzy!
Posted 20 July 2004 - 11:50 AM
As a crazy sports fan, if my team lost while I was wearing a particular jersey...it's never worn on game day again. (example...my Team Canada Hockey Jersey is horrid bad luck...I wore it twice for a game...a Leafs Game and the opening game for Team Canada during the Olympics. The Leafs lost and Sweden beat Canada badly! That jersey is never worn on game day now).
I know a lot of sports fans here that do all kinds of ritualistic and supersitious things..especially during key tournaments or playoffs. Really...a socialogist or anthropolgist could make one heck of a study of it!
I was taught never to actually say 'Fairie' or "Sidhe", but rather, Wee Folk or Gentry...because if you didn't refer to them that way, they viewed it as an invitation to enter your home. And some of them you don't want in there!
Graveyards...we had to lift our feet off the floor of the car, not hold our breath...lol.
Cats...I understand that in North American...Black Cats are bad luck...but they're good luck in England. I have two black cats...no bad luck...except when they trip me when I'm going to fill the food bowls.
Krafted with luv
Posted 20 July 2004 - 02:15 PM
Now..I have gotten really off the sucject....SRY!!!!
One more superstition is to never call ANY name out in the graveyard cause any spirit there will think you are calling to them & follow you home....how odd...anyone heard of that??? :-/
Posted 21 July 2004 - 11:02 AM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 01:29 PM
The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.Sonnet XCIVBut if that flower with base infection meet,The basest weed outbraves his dignity:For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds
Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:52 PM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 03:59 PM
A colleague of mine follows an old Irish superstition: He never goes out the same door he came in.
I trust he makes an exception if there IS only one door? I guess that struck me as an amusing thought because I'd heard something like it, not as an Irish superstition, but as a chronic habit of polar bears who break into cabins...
Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:17 PM
Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:24 PM
Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:48 AM
white crickets are bad omens they fortell death in the household. The sound produced when crickets rub their legs together is regarded as a warning of death and severe weather.
That's interesting, just the opposite of what I'd always been told. I believe the version I've heard about crickets being always good luck is Chinese orginally, or so I've read...Bats are supposed to be lucky in China, too, but a lot of people in Western cultures find them scary...interesting how these things develop opposite associations for different people...
Posted 22 July 2004 - 08:11 PM
Posted 24 July 2004 - 06:28 AM
Its bad luck for a groom to see the bride before the wedding on the wedding day!
Posted 24 July 2004 - 08:27 PM
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