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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

are you superstitious?
You don't have to answer but what I want to find out is that I want to learn a lot of superstitions.

These I can remember now;

broken mirror; seven year bad luck
walking under a ladder is bad luck
a black cat crossing the street is bad luck
leaving keys on the table is bad luck

hmm, a lot bad luck that, do you know any more? for example somthing that means good luck



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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

throwing salt over uhh... right shoulder... ? or left... one of those brings you bad luck the other one doesn't

*Fadem forgot

*Fadem throws salt over his head ebil


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

Of course i'm not superstitious. Being superstitious is unlucky.


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

forgot about the number 13 and friday the 13th that means bad luck


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

(it's left, I believe, Fadem)

Perfect day for this topic to be created! grin Didn't know leaving keys on a table was bad luck, that's a new one for me. (though it makes perfect sense)

www.oldsuperstitions.com wrote:
Subcategory: Wolf


During the middle ages, wolves were ascribed magical powers and wolf parts became an important part of many early pharmacies. Powered wolf liver was used to ease birth pains. A wolf's right paw, tied around ones throat, was believed to ease the swelling


It was widely believed that a horse that stepped in a wolf print would be crippled


The gaze of a wolf was once thought to cause blindness


The breath of the wolf could cook meat.


It was believed that Wolves sharpened their teeth before hunting


Dead wolves were buried at a village entrance to keep out other wolves (some farmers continue to shoot predators and hang them on fence posts to repel other predators.)


Travelers were warned about perils of walking through lonely stretches of woods, and stone shelters were built to protect them from attacks. Our modern word "loophole" is derived from the European term "loup hole," or wolf hole, a spy hole in shelters


Seeing a wolf - dumbness


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

Speaking of Friday the Thirteenth... I have had no bad luck so far today. 8 more hours left though.

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

some good ones:

finding a penny is lucky
finding a 4 leaf clover is lucky
wearing a rabbit foot is lucky
hanging a horseshoe over your door is lucky

and bad ones that I can think of:

opening an umbrella indoors is bad luck
giving a wallet as a gift without putting money in it is bad luck


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

Wolf wrote:
www.oldsuperstitions.com wrote:

The gaze of a wolf was once thought to cause blindness

Seeing a wolf - dumbness


so that's why you never show your picture
and maybe that why the person wanted to change the dJ title in your dream because seeing a wolf means dumbness wink5

one thing about the horeshoe it must be hang the right way or the luck will pour out.



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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

I have a friend who's supersticious. He always goes nuts when someone puts keys on a table and he gets really upset if he sees a black cat.
Measuring your hands is another thing he thinks causes bad luck.
And he thinks that killing spiders cause rain.
I'll try to remember some more... uhh


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

Isn't killing a Daddy Long Legs bad luck though?

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

well isn't rain bad luck tounge1

Here is some superstitions about dreams

oldsuperstitions.com wrote:

Category Superstition
General Superstitions: To dream of a lizard is a sign that you have a secret enemy.
General Superstitions: Dream of fish: someone you know is pregnant.
Halloween Superstitions: To find out of your lover is true. select one of the letters which you have received from your sweetheart, especially one which contains a particularly passionate and important declaration; lay it wide open upon a table and then fold it nine times. Pin the folds together, place the letter in your left-hand glove, and slip it under your pillow. If on that night you dream of silver, gems, glass, castles or clear water, your lover is true and his declarations are genuine; if you dream of linen, storms, fire, wood, flowers, or he is saluting you, he is false and has been deceiving you.
Animal Superstitions: Fish: Dream of fish: someone you know is pregnant.
Christmas Superstitions: To find out who your future spouse will be, make a dumb cake at midnight on Christmas Eve. It is prepared in complete silence by one or more, with water, eggs, and salt is placed on the hearthstone with the upper surface of the cake pricked with the initials of one of those present. Provided the silence is unbroken, the future partner of the person indicated on the cake will appear and similarly prick his or her initials onto the cake. In some regions it is instead stipulated that a petitioner must walk backwards to their beds after eating the cooked cake, there to dream of her future spouse.
Death Superstitions: If you dream of death it's a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it's a sign of death.
Greek Superstitions: Bat Bones - Some Greeks consider bat bones to be very lucky. They carry a small bit of the bone in their pockets or purses with them where ever they go. The only problem is getting the bone as it is supposed to be very bad luck to kill a bat. Other Greeks believe quite the opposite. They think that bats are unholy creatures and should be avoided at all costs, and would never dream of carrying a piece of one as a talisman.
Wedding Superstitions: If a single woman sleeps with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow, she will dream of her future husband.
Wedding Superstitions: On the Eve of St. Agnes (on the night before January 21) take a row of pins and pull them out, one after the other. Then stick a pin in your sleeve and you will dream of the one you will marry.
Wedding Superstitions: The New Moon.-This ceremony must be practiced on the first night of the new moon. Open wide the windows of your bedroom and sit down on the windowsill, gazing with unblinking eyes at the moon, and at the same time repeating softly and slowly the following incantation: “All hail, Selene, all hail to thee! I prithee, good moon, reveal to me this night to whom I'll wedded be.” During the night you will dream of your future husband.


In sweden
it is said that if you pick seven different flowers on Midsummer Day and then you'll put them under your pillow you will dream about who's you are going to marry



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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

I remember an old one about dreams....
Friday dreamt
Saturday told
Will come true
No matter how old


*moogle shudders scared at some of the weird dreams she has had on Friday night's and posted on Saturday



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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

I've heard that one in a different form - "if you tell someone your dreams they wont come true". For some reason when I was younger I thought that if I didnt tell someone about a dream it would come true, which was quite worrying when I had nightmares! tounge2

Another one: crossing someone on the stairs is bad luck


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

Well I think this fits this topic,

if you wish someone Good luck in sweden, you can say "I hold my thumb(s) for you"



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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jan, 2006  Reply with quote

I try to break away from illusions forged pits of an ilogical mind, but then I always tell myself, "anything can happen..." But, can't it only happen to you if you believe in it that much?

As far as my superstitions go, I split poles, open umbrellas inside, and do just about anything else to mock superstitions, but I can't help from the occasional 'knock-on-wood' or 'spit-on-the-broom' (if a broom touches your foot you'll go to jail) procedures. And, I can't say that I don't still possess a luck rabbit's foot from years ago .


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