Southern Superstitions

With not only St. Patrick's Day approaching but also the second Friday the 13th we have had in a row in the last two months, perhaps we should talk about some interesting, famous, or unknown souther superstitions!

-If someone rests his foot on your chair while gambling, it's bad luck. If anyone attempts this, you must challenge them to a gunfight.

-If you are fishing, don't stop to count how many fish you have caught that day because you will not catch anymore.

-It's bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match.

-If you bite your tongue while eating, you recently told a lie.

-A knife placed under a bed during childbirth will ease the mother's labor pains.

-If bees create a hive on your roof, your house may burn down soon.

-To wear new clothes on Easter Sunday will bring good luck.

-The "playoff beard" ensures a sports team good luck as long as the players and fans do not shave until the team is eliminated or has won.

-A horseshoe hung in a bedroom will keep nightmares away.

-Pick a dandelion that has "gone to seed", the white ones, and blow on it. Count the remaining seeds on the dandelion and that is how many children you will have.

-Cutting your fingernails on a Friday or Sunday will bring bad luck.

-A woman struggling to conceive can find success after hugging a pregnant woman.

-A wedding ring dropped during the ceremony will bring bad luck. If a ring is dropped, the couple should not pick it up, but the person performing the ceremony should.

-If a ferret, stoat or weasel jumps over the belly of a pregnant woman, the child will be born with a birthmark.

-If a cow lifts its tail, rain is coming.

-When you move, never take your broom with you. Buy a new one.

-A loaf of bread should never be turned upside down after it has had a sliced removed from it.

-Rub a penny on a wart and it will disappear.

-If your friend gives you a knife, you should give him a coin and your friendship will last forever. If not, it will be severed.

-If you kill a bee that is entering your home, it will bring bad luck.

-Cut an apple in half and count the seeds to see how many children you will have.

-If a girl sees a sparrow on Valentine's Day she will marry a poor man and be happy; however, if she sees a goldfinch she will marry a millionaire.

-When eating cherries, keep the pits. Line them up, count them and recite: tinker, tailor, soldier, rich man, poor man, beggar man, their, doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief. When you reach the last pip, you'll know your husband's occupation.

-If an unborn child kicks the left hand side of the womb, it is a boy.

-Keeping a hat on the bed causes bad luck.

-Don't eat both ends of a loaf of bread.

Be careful this month and good luck!


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