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Superstitions, Omens and Myths
What is Superstition? According to Webster's dictionary, superstition is n. any belief that is inconsistent with the known laws of science or with what is considered true and rational; esp., such a belief in omens, the supernatural, etc. Halloween is traditionally the time when common superstitions, folklore, myths and omens carry more weight to those who believe. Superstition origins go back thousands of years ago. Beliefs include good luck charms, amulets, bad luck, fortunes, cures, portents, omens and predictions, fortunes and spells. Bad fallacies far outweigh the good, especially around Halloween when myths run rampant. When it comes right down to it, many people still believe that omens can predict our destiny and misfortune -- particularly for the worse.
Superstitions & Bad Luck Omens
- Black Cats
- Broken Mirrors
- Unlucky Number #13
Good Luck Superstitions
- Four Leaf Clover
- Rabbit's Foot
- If the flame of a candle flickers and then turns blue, there's a spirit in the room.
- If a bird flies through your house, it indicates important news. If it can't get out, the news will be death.
- If you feel a chill up your spine, someone is walking on your future grave.
- A person born on Halloween will have the gift of communicating with the dead.
- A bat in the house is a sign of death.
- If a bird flies towards you, bad fortune is imminent.
- If your palm itches, you will soon receive money. If you itch it, your money will never come.
- Crows are viewed as a bad omen, often foretelling death. If they caw, death is very near.
- Many Romans wore lucky charms and amulets to avert the "evil eye."
- If a person experiences great horror, their hair turns white.
- A hat on a bed will bring bad luck.
- Eat an apple on Christmas Eve for good health the next year.
- The superstition of knocking on wood for good luck originates from pagan beliefs in regards to trees.
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