Sunday, October 10, 2010

Superstition

October is the perfect time to relate myths and superstitions.  Here are some of the ghoul superstitions I found:

  • If a candle flame suddenly turns blue, there's a ghost nearby.
  • In North America, a black cat crossing your path is bad luck; a white one is good luck.  In Britain and Ireland, it's exactly the opposite.
  • Ring a bell on Halloween to scare evil spirits away.
  • If you see a spider on Halloween, it could be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you.
  • To prevent ghosts from coming in the house on Halloween, bury animal bones or a picture of an animal near the doorway.
  • Knocking on wood keeps evil away.
  • Before sunset on Halloween, walking around your home three times, backwards, counterclockwise, wards off evil spirits.
  • A person born on Halloween can see and talk to spirits.

I can't vouch for the truth of any of these, but I thought they were a fun thing to share!

~ Heathen

2 comments:

Leeanna said...

Heathen I love your blog! It's so cool! When I saw your coment on my blog post I had to check out your blog. I am now a follower of yours dear.

Heathen said...

Hello Leeanna! Thank you for dropping by my little corner of the internet, I'm so glad you like it here. I'm also glad you decided to be a follower like me...we can't all be leaders now can we? ;-P