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Apples

Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person...

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Amber

Amber beads, worn as a necklace, can protect against illness or cure colds.

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Albatross

An albatross flying round a ship in mid-ocean was an omen of wind and bad weather to come. It was very unlucky to kill it because it was thought to embody the restless soul...

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Acorn

An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life. An acorn at the window will keep lightning out.

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Age

Revealing your age is unlucky. To discern someone’s age: Take one of his or her head hairs and tie it to a small gold ring, suspending it inside a glass. A person’s age is...

Actors: bad luck omens during the play 0

Actors: bad luck omens during the play

It is bad luck to: Have real flowers on stage. Catch part of your costume on entering the scene. Have a picture of an ostrich on stage. Use real food, drink, or jewelry on...

Actors: good luck omens during the play 0

Actors: good luck omens during the play

It is good luck to: Have shoes that squeak when making your first stage entrance. Trip on entering the scene on the opening night of a play. Fall during the play. Say “shit” or...

Actors: Good luck omens before the play 0

Actors: Good luck omens before the play

It is good luck to: Throw a piece of coal into the gallery from the stage. Be pinched. Have someone wish you “break a leg!” before the performance. Have a bad rehearsal. Start a...