"If you must trust anyone in life, let it be yourself." -Renee Leaf-
Time to see how we react to superstition as we go from happy dancing to scary situations to a well planned wedding. Superstition is in our lives and it affects how we react with others to a certain degree. How many times have you heard some of the familier saying listed below?
Don't walk under a ladder, walk around it instead. Put your thumb between your index finger as you walk underneath the ladder for good luck. Its called the fig sign. Another saying is "say bread and butter as you walk under the ladder.
" There is some form of superstition that dates back to medieval times. Don't break a Mirror in the house or face 7 years bad luck. A Rabbit's foot brings good luck. What are your chances of getting a Rabbit's foot? Find a penny, pick it up, good luck all day. Beginners luck. Play the game for the first time and win the prize, first time. Here are a few more that I have heard about. Don't open an umbrella inside the home. Don't pick up a penny facing down.
Superstitions, according to the Internet Dictionary 2-20-2019. word search " excessively credulous belief in and reverence for supernatural beings." A widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation leading to certain consequences of an action or event, or a practice based on such a belief. Many of these seem real to us when we were growing up in our parents’ home. I must admit that some of them were quite scary. Take for example, the statement below. "The boogeyman is coming to get you.
The Boogeyman theory was used to keep children on good behavior such as staying in bed after the parents had put them to bed for the night. Here is what the dictionary says about the meaning of Boogeyman. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term?=the%20boogieman."An imaginary monster that children believe hides under the bed or in the closet to scare people. 2. Any false threat." "is a mythical creature .com used by adults to frighten children into good behavior."
(1) A black cat crossing your path; what do you do? Should you continue to move forward on your way to where you were going? Should you try to get the cat to stop, while you go first? or slow down and allow the cat to pass first and cat turns around, or speed up and beat the cat across the street ? All of these actions relate to if you believe in the black cat superstition theory.
Black cats are sacred in Egypt. "Fear of the black cat is more recent that some of the other myths that I have heard about over the years." It is considered almost entirely antithetical to the revered places held by the cat first domesticated in Egypt approximately 3000 BC. In Japan, the people feel differently about the black cat than in some parts of the world. It can be considered an old wives tail, or Folklore. Here are a few more superstitions about the black cat. Superstitions about the black cat. https://www.kikiwongo.com/black-cat-superstitions. Cats in general, are considered sacred animals by the Egyptians and the Romans. "81 million Americans owns cats in many colors and breeds.
Here are more common superstitions:
(1) Friday the 13th. Some say it means bad luck. (2) Itchy palms. This could mean good luck to some people. Some even says it means you are going receive some money. (3) Here are a few more. How many of you have seen some people face each other on the other end of a Turkey breast bone (The Wish Bone) as each pulled the bone apart. The objective was the get the bigger portion over to your side.(8) How about the fact: some builders refuse to build an Elevator with a number 13? The next number up is the 14th floor. So, it would not be unusual find a high rise with a missing 13th floor.
Wedding superstitions; Good luck and Bad luck. Here are some that I have heard about over the years. Brides seek these things before during and after the wedding. Here they are something New, Borrowed, and Blue. Should the bride be wearing a veil? Should the bride and groom see each other before the wedding? What about the weather? Rain on your wedding day. Should you accept knives as wedding Gifts. Should the groom be carrying the bride over the Threshold”?
More delightful reading about Superstitions
Think-number-13. "Many believe either the Last Supper or the Crucifixtion occurred on the 13th. " Bibilical references to the number 13 are not all that positive." (mentalfloss)
Here are a few more superstitions from back in the day.
"Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstitution The scientific name for Friday 13 is called triskaidekaphobia because of the Gregorian calender happens to fall on a Friday. This happen at least once a year or one time it occurred three times.
It could happen up to three times in a particular year. Friday the 13th summary according to how they appear year to year.mental floss.com
Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. " It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year." The last time Friday the 13 happened was in 2015. for example in 2015. February 13, March 13, and November 13, 2015. One time in May Friday 13, 2016. In 2017 it happen twice, on January a Friday13 and April Friday 13 in, 2017. It occurred twice in 2017. on 13 January and 13 October. In 2018, it also occurred twice, on 13 April and 13 July. There will be two Friday the 13ths every year until 2020; 2021 and 2022 will have just one occurrence each.