Tagged: wood

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Knocking on Wood

Knocking on wood is believed to be calling on spirits who can protect us from misfortune. These spirits are believed to live in the trees and by knocking on anything made of wood, we...

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Knock on Wood

Ancient people believed that evil spirts lived in trees. To scare them away they would hit the tree. This is where our custom of “knocking on wood” comes from – to hope that bad...

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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...