SuperstitionsOnline.com All the bits of strange your grandparents lived by & warned you about.

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Owls

To see a white owl during the day is a good omen, it means you are being watched over and guided by someone wise in the spirit world. A typical myth is that if...

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Buckeye Nuts

In the eastern & southern United States Buckeyes were traditionally thought to be a sure preventive of rheumatism, arthritis, or headache. Identical beliefs were recorded in Germany and the Netherlands during the early 19th...

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Four-leafed clover

If you own a four-leafed clover you will have good luck in racing, and witchcraft will have no power over you. However the rules are that you must always have it with you, you...

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Saint Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th. It is an Irish Holiday, and is widely celebrated in America, regardless of one’s ancestry. To the Irish, it is a day to commemorate the Patron Saint of...

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Elderberry Tree

In some regions, superstition, religious belief, or tradition prohibits the cutting of certain trees for bonfires, most notably in Witchcraft customs the Elderberry tree; “Elder be ye Lady’s tree, burn it not or cursed...

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Temperature

The cricket is known as “the poor man’s thermometer,” and is believed by some to be a good indication of the temperature. To know the temperature, count the number of chirps a cricket makes...

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Crows

Seeing a single crow is very unlucky. Two crows mean good luck! Three  means health, Four means wealth, Five is sickness & Six mean death! If you see three black crows together that means...

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Strawberries

If you break a double strawberry in half and share it with someone, you will fall in love with each other. The Swedish have used this idea for centuries: rub a cut strawberry on...

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Dandelion

To tell the time, blow three times at the seed head of a dandelion. The number of seeds left is the hour. To find out how long you will live, blow the seeds off...

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Split a Pole

If, while you are walking with someone, you are forced to separate and each of you walk around either side of a pole, you have to say “Bread and Butter” three times or else...