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

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Black Cats and Cats in General

BLACK CATS We avoid crossing paths with black cats, afraid that they might bring us bad luck. (In Turkey it’s believed that you can reverse the bad luck by holding a part of your...

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Butterflies

If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year. Three butterflies together mean good luck.

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Brooms

Do not lean a broom against a bed. The evil spirits in the broom will cast a spell on the bed. If you sweep trash out the door after dark, it will bring a...

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Superstitions About Death

If you trip and fall in a graveyard you will most likely die by the end of the year. If you meet a funeral on the road you must turn and walk with the...

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Bread

To cut bread in an uneven manner is a sign that you have been telling lies. Before slicing a new loaf of bread, make the sign of the cross on it. A loaf of...

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Birds in General

If a bird poops on your head it is good luck. If a bird enters the house there will be a death in the family. A Robin flying into the house is good luck....

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Breaking Mirrors

If you break a mirror you’ll have 7 years of bad luck. You can avoid the bad luck if you take the shards of glass and other pieces outside and bury them in moonlight....

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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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Mermaids

When a mermaid is captured and held captive, it results in a big flood.

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Snakes

In Japan, if you put a piece of snake skin into your wallet, you are going to become rich or find money. Snakes are a symbol of money and wealth in Japan. Some people...