Superstitions Part 2

Here are some more words to the wise from centuries past. Remember, these things used to govern peoples lives, and still exist in many places around the world. To those believers (in the powers of superstitions) these are serious and should be headed. But to believers (of the power of Jesus) like myself, these are funny.
The sound of bells drives away demons because they're afraid of the loud noise.
When a bell rings, a new angel has received his wings.
A bird in the house is a sign of a death. ( It's a good thing we didn't believe this when I was a kid in Ohio. Birds were always flying down our chimny and into the house - they built their nests in it for heat during the winter.)
If a robin flies into a room through a window, death will shortly follow.
Monday's child is fair of face;
Tuesday's child is full of grace;
Wednesday's child is full of woe;
Thursday's child has far to go;
Friday's child is loving and giving;
Saturday's child works hard for a living.
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
is fair and wise, good and gay.
If you blow out all the candles on your birthday cake with the first puff you will get your wish.
The Blarney Stone is a stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney. Kissing the stone is supposed to bring the kisser the gift of persuasive eloquence (blarney.) (Now I know why my family is so full of the gift of the blarney...LOL In our house this is called BS)
To protect yourself from witches, wear a blue bead.
Touch blue
And your wish
Will come true.
Before slicing a new loaf of bread, make the sign of the cross on it.
A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after a slice has been cut from it.
To cure a cough: take a hair from the coughing person's head, put it between two slices of buttered bread, feed it to a dog, and say, "Eat well you hound, may you be sick and I be sound."
Cows lifting their tails is a sure sign that rain is coming. (Better get away from the back end too. LOL)
Don't step on a crack on a sidewalk or walkway.
Step on a crack
Break your mother's back.
Cricket in the house brings good luck.
One's bad,
Two's luck,
Three's health,
Four's wealth,
Five's sickness,
Six is death.
Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have.
Superstitions about death
A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen.
It's bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it.
The meaning of dreams
and dream superstitions
If your right ear itches, someone is speaking well of you.
If your left ear itches, someone is speaking ill of you.
Left for love and right for spite:
Left or right, good at night.
For good luck throughout the year, wear new clothes on Easter.
Pictures of an elephant bring luck, but only if they face a door. (My best friend in Idaho better get rid of her collection...they are all over her house; she's nuts about elephants.)
If your right eye twitches there will soon be a birth in the family. If the left eye twitches there will soon be a death in the family.
To cure a sty, stand at a crossroads and recite
Sty, sty, leave my eye
Take the next one coming by.


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