The strangest superstitions of the world
• The strangest superstitions of the world
In modern society the superstition already do not have much value. But these little beliefs played an important role in shaping our culture and society. Almost every nation has its own list of superstitions, the observance of which guarantees the owner protection against misfortune, lack of money and bad evil eye. We have collected some of the most amazing superstitions from around the world.
Chewing gum cannibal
In some regions of Turkey traveler better think twice before you throw in the mouth plate ordinary chewing gum. Here believe that chewing gum at night turns into a human flesh.
Horseshoe for good luck
Too many people believe that the usual horseshoe can bring good luck to the house. This superstition is quite deep roots: a horseshoe made of iron - the metal repelling demons, and her seven holes - lucky number.
Cats do not like the black color from the Middle Ages. Then it was thought that it was such an animal choose his minions witches and wizards.
We often criss-crossing his fingers in front of an important event - for good luck. This belief appeared during the persecution of early Christians. Religionists crossed fingers in search of like-minded people.
Umbrella in the house
It is considered bad luck to open an umbrella in the house - so they say, we lure bad weather on their loved ones. This belief has come into the world from the East, where umbrellas usually used to protect from the sun. Open the umbrella in the house meant to challenge the god of the sun.
According to superstition, whose roots can be traced as far back as the VII century BC. e. left foot rabbit brings the owner luck. Now, however, almost no one performs a complete ritual: the supernatural luck gives only a rabbit foot, who was killed at the cemetery at the full moon.
Knock on wood
The requirement knock on wood to protect against the evil eye also has a profound mystical roots. Our ancestors believed that the trees are inhabited by good spirits, and knocking can get their attention to help in the hunt.