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Arrows

Wearing an arrowhead protects against the evil eye. Cattle suddenly coming down with illness have been “elf-shot” or pierced by fairy’s arrows. Drinking water into which a flint arrowhead has been dipped cures female...

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April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day is celebrated on the first day of April each year. It is common practice to play practical jokes on family and friends on this day. Playing practical jokes after 12 noon...

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Aphrodisiacs

Ancient and modern aphrodisiacs: Aphrodisiacs are substances believed to increase sexual desire. Fruits and vegetables: Apples Artichoke Asparagus Cabbage Celery Leek Lettuce Parsnip Potatoes Tomatoes Turnips Seafood: Caviar Clams Oysters Animals: Bulls’ testicles Eggs...

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Ambulance

When you see one, protect yourself from bad luck by pinching your nose or holding your breath until you see a black or brown dog. “Touch your toes, touch your nose, Never go in...

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Aircraft, Airplanes and Flying

Before flying: Touching wood is good luck as long as you touch a living tree and not something made from “dead” wood such as a chair, table or desk. It’s unlucky to use the...

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Apples

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person...

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Amber

Amber beads, worn as a necklace, can protect against illness or cure colds.

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Albatross

An albatross flying round a ship in mid-ocean was an omen of wind and bad weather to come. It was very unlucky to kill it because it was thought to embody the restless soul...

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Acorn

An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out.

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Age

Revealing your age is unlucky. To discern someone’s age: Take one of his or her head hairs and tie it to a small gold ring, suspending it inside a glass. A person’s age is...