Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Signs, Superstitions, and Omens - Week 2

*This post was originally published here on 9/27/16*

It's time for our next installment of signs, superstitions and omens! If you missed last week's you can go here to catch up.

A sign is believed to predict the future but unlike the omen,
signs do not foretell negative happenings.

  • Two blackbirds flying together is a sign of good fortune.
  • If a person's medicine has been spilled accidentally, it is a sign that he will soon recover. 
  • A bee that flies into the house is a sign that a stranger is coming. 
  • If a chair falls over as a person rises from the table, it is a sign that the person is a liar. 
  • It's a sign of good luck when your right eye itches.

A superstition is an irrational belief, usually arising from ignorance or fear, that is believed by a number of people but is without foundation.

  • If you walk barefoot in the first snow of winter you will not catch cold all year. -submitted by Mary Blevins
  • If you leave a piece of tin on top of an ant's nest during the full moon it will turn to silver.
  • Placing a knife on the doorstep of the house where a birth had taken place will prevent witches from entering and harming the baby. (Scottish)
  • You should not was a baby's right hand for its first three days or life or you will wash all of it's luck away.
  • If a coal miner washes his back right before going to work, the mine roof will collapse on him. 


Omen- a phenomenon that is believed to tell the future, which also signifies change...usually negative.  

  • If a picture falls off a wall for no apparent reason, it is an omen of a coming catastrophe. 
  • It is an omen of an extremely hard winter ahead if several plants come into bloom out of season. 
  • See a butterfly at night? It is an omen of unexpected death. 
  • A candle that has been put out but continues to glow is an omen of misfortune. 
  • If a rooster crows as you leave to go on a trip, it is an omen of trouble. 

I loved reading some of these that you shared with me here and over on Facebook. I would love to hear any more that you happen to thing of! 

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