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The superstition states that if an individual spills salt, one should throw it over your left shoulder to erase the blunder. Throwing the salt over your shoulder will blind the devil and keep him from taking your soul.
The length of time for bad luck – seven years – apparently comes from the belief in Roman society that the body was regenerated each seven years. Thus, if an individual suffered the loss or corruption of the soul because of a broken mirror it was supposed to take seven years for the soul to return to its original state.
Mary Shammas a Grandma aged 73 was on a bus when her left palm suddenly began to itch. Believing in the age old belief that an itchy palm brings you money, she got off the bus and bought herself a lottery, the next thing she knew she had won a $64 million jackpot.
Originally posted by SonoftheSun
reply to post by Xistence
And another interesting reply !!
As ATS is a community of members from all over the world, having different cultures and different upbringings, I so wish that some of them would take the time to share some of their superstitions like you just did !!
I'll think of others and post again soon!
I would really enjoy that !! Thank you !!!
New mothers shouldn't wash their hair or brush their teeth for 1 month Although in some cases, the Chinese are much more sensible when it comes to treatment of a new mother (they still continue the traditional period of 'confinement' after birth), they also insist that a new mother shouldn't wash her hair or brush her teeth for 1 month. The reason being that if you wash your hair, it's easy for germs to seep into your skin and if you brush your teeth, they will fall apart.