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postheadericon Blow away an eyelash....

 

When you lose an eyelash you can make a wish, just as you can do by a falling star!
For that you have to lay the eyelash on the back of your hand, make a wish and blow it away! If it's away, then your wish will come true.

Even in this custom the devil plays an important part.
He would collect as much human hair and eyelashes to get power over a person. By blowing the eyelash away and make a wish, gives oneself more power to get rid of the devil!

 

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postheadericon Blow out all the candles at once!

happy birthday

 

To blow out the candles at once on a cake belongs to the birthdayceremony. Whoever succeed, can count on happines the whole next year.

The old Greek knew that habit already.
To them, the candles were real life symbols.

Although there were, with that ritual, some snakes in the grass. If a blown out candle was still smoking, than there was a scandal to come.

If there was a candle missing on the cake, then the celebrating person, would soon die!
Superstition?

 

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postheadericon Clink glasses or make a toast.

 

clink glasses

Clink glasses to propose a toast is a centuries old custom.

People got drunk because of the many glasses of wine or beer and there were afraid that in the alcoholbrew were evil spirits.
That was frightening metal or tin cups for drinking riveted together, so the noise would scare the ghosts.
To frighten those ghosts later on it would also be a manner to demonstrate the guests, the drink offered wasn't poisoned!!!

 

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postheadericon Falling Stars!!

 

To the ancient Greeks, falling stars were falling or rising souls!
The Jews and Christians placed them in the ancient history with fallen angels and sometimes even with demons.
Falling stars were meant as harbinger of the destruction of the world.
In ancient China however, they saw the death of a prominent person, but they could also point to the birth of a child, whose soul fell from the sky on the earth.
In other places they predicted war!!!
falling star Later on, when people thought the gods lived up there, falling stars were signs from the gods, signs of heaven, whereby their wishes and actions could be understood.
Or they could ask the gods a favor. By this time people still believe they can make a wish which comes true anyway.

Earlier, they saw that the stars also stipulated the seasons, they wanted to do the same with the human desteny. This led to fitup the horoscopes.

 

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postheadericon Fingers or thumbs crossed.

duim omhoog

 

We want someone to pass a good examination or to do a perfect application, then we thumb or keep our fingers crossed.
The origin is somewhat controversial. Some say it is from an old Roman use.
By hold up or down of the thumb the emperor decided if a soldier could stay alive.

Others search it in magic art. By hold up the thumb, supernatural power should be given to those who neede them.
Cross the middle finger over the indes, will represent a cross-shaped object.
These objects have, according to the bible, a positive influence.

 

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postheadericon Friday the 13the...

de 13de

 

No day gives that fear like Friday the 13the. And that while Friday was a lucky day in the ancient times.

The Romans called him even to the goddess Venus, " dies Veneris". That means as much as "the day one make love".

Only from the 4th century this day developed into one of penance, guilt and frugality.
That happened mostly under influence of the church.
There were two reasons:
- Adam and Eve were seduced by the snake on a Friday, and so the sin came into the world.
And second:
- The Crucifixion took place on a Friday.
Consequently this day was no longer good. The number 13 has his bad name from the number 12. This is, following the Magic numberserial, a very special number that brings prosperity.
It's the number of cosmic totality: we haver 12 months, 12 hours in a day and 12 at night, 12 signs of the Zodiac...... 13 tries to surpass that magic and that's suspicious!
It breaks the harmony and that number can only ask for trouble!
Superstition?

 

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postheadericon Never walk under a ladder....

 

Who walks under a ladder will have to cope with setbacks.
You invite bad luck. It's because of that superstition we walk around a ladder.

The origine of that fear would be in the symbol of a ladder against the wall, it's a triangle. ladder And this is traditional the symbol of the Holy Three Unity, ( the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit).
And so the decision was made, whoever dared to walk through that symbol was an admmirer of the devil.
And the devil brough nothing good!!

Superstition?

 

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postheadericon Step out of the bed with your left foot!

 

Clink glasses to propose a toast is a centuries old custom.

People got drunk because of the many glasses of wine or beer and there were afraid that in the alcoholbrew were evil spirits.
That was frightening metal or tin cups for drinking riveted together, so the noise would scare the ghosts.
To frighten those ghosts later on it would also be a manner to demonstrate the guests, the drink offered wasn't poisoned!!!

 

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postheadericon Pieces of glass bringing luck!!!

 

The Greeks smashed glasses to pieces, orthodox-jews trample a glass during the wedding-ceremony.
The pieces could bring luck is, generally speaking, accepted. "Mazzeltov"!!!
That ritual should date from the 5th century BC.
Glass jingling would helped to discourage the evil spirits and to upkeep the luck. The glass would refer to the fragility and vulnerability of life.

But this does not count for the shards of a mirror!

A broken mirror brings misfortune to seven years!

Already since the time of the Romen praised one that the reflection, in water or with a mirror, the reflection of the soul had been! If the mirror break, also the soul break!

The seven years come of the old assumption that the body changes each seven years of physiological composition.

 

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