• Bears breed only once in seven years and when they do they bring bad luck to all other breeding animals.
  • Bears lick their newborn cubs into bear shape.


  • Bears gain their sustenance by licking their paws.

Health cures:

  • Bears teeth can be worn as charms against toothache.
  • Sleeping on bearskin cures backache.
  • Use bear fat to protect garden tools and vegetables from mildew or to ease aches and pains and cure baldness.
  • Boiled bears’ fur wrapped around the feet cures fits.
  • Eating a bear’s heart endows you with courage.
  • If a child rides on a bear’s back he will never catch whooping cough.

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