Tagged: protection

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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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A dead wren in your pocket will keep you safe at sea.

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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...



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...