Category: H

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Halloween Superstitions and Origins

Halloween derives its name from the fact that in the Christian calendar it occurs the day before ‘All Saints’ or All Hallows’ Day. It was the last night of the old year according to...

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Hare-lip or Cleft Palate

If a pregnant woman meets a hare, the baby will have a hare-lip or cleft palate. The fear inspired by such an encounter was heightened by the idea that the hare might not be...

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Horseshoe Superstitions, Good Luck Up and Down

It is believed that the good luck powers of the horseshoe originate with the story of a blacksmith named Dunstan. The Devil came to Dunstan and requested that he fit him with new horseshoes....

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Hawks

The hawk is considered a messenger, protector and visionary. Keen vision is one of its greatest gifts. Hawks see things others miss. The hawk comes to you indicating that you are now awakening to...

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Test

In Korea, on the day when you have a big test, you are not supposed to wash your hair. People believe when they wash their hair, their memories are cleaned by the water. Consequently,...

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Hiccups

Ukrainians believe that if you have the hiccups, someone is thinking of you. If you are having hiccups, your true love is thinking of you. Reader Submitted by Bonny F. Ottawa, IL Cures: Take...

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Hair

An uncovered bald head will bring rain. If you shave your head on a Saturday, you will always be in debt. If you ever cut your hair at the waning of the moon, it...

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Fingers and Hands

Fingers Crossed: By making the sign of the Christian faith with our fingers, evil spirits would be prevented from destroying our chances of good fortune. If you cross your fingers when you make a...