superstitions Archive

  • This documentary features a history of mankind’s oldest superstitions, from commonly known ones like the fear of black cats, to various one’s you probably never heard of.

    Superstitions (Documentary)!

    This documentary features a history of mankind’s oldest superstitions, from commonly known ones like the fear of black cats, to various one’s you probably never heard of.

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  • 1. Don’t Cut Your Nails at Night yoru ni tsume wo kitte wa ikenai 夜に爪を切っては行けない/よるにつめをきってはいけない In the past there was no electricity to light the streets or your home at night. People believed evil spirits, akuryou (悪霊/あくりょう), would come around when evening approached. It was believed that cutting tools (like […]

    10 Spooky Japanese Superstitions!

    1. Don’t Cut Your Nails at Night yoru ni tsume wo kitte wa ikenai 夜に爪を切っては行けない/よるにつめをきってはいけない In the past there was no electricity to light the streets or your home at night. People believed evil spirits, akuryou (悪霊/あくりょう), would come around when evening approached. It was believed that cutting tools (like […]

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  • This is by far the most famous of all Greek superstitions with very old roots in Hellenic culture from the time of paganism. Paintings of Greek triremes over two thousand years ago have an eye painted at the front of the trireme in an attempt to ward off the Evil […]

    The Greek Evil Eye!

    This is by far the most famous of all Greek superstitions with very old roots in Hellenic culture from the time of paganism. Paintings of Greek triremes over two thousand years ago have an eye painted at the front of the trireme in an attempt to ward off the Evil […]

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  • 1 In the United States, and in many European countries, many folks believe that a black cat crossing one’s path is a sign of bad luck. However, in the United Kingdom and in Japan, it is often believed that a black cat is good luck. In England, a white cat […]

    13 Feline Superstitions!

    1 In the United States, and in many European countries, many folks believe that a black cat crossing one’s path is a sign of bad luck. However, in the United Kingdom and in Japan, it is often believed that a black cat is good luck. In England, a white cat […]

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  • Filipino beliefs on the supernatural: The first and second of November is considered one of the most important holidays in the Philippines as this is when we all troop to the cemeteries to visit our loved ones who have passed on. These two days are considered a non-working holiday. We […]

    Filipino Beliefs On The Paranormal & Supernatural!

    Filipino beliefs on the supernatural: The first and second of November is considered one of the most important holidays in the Philippines as this is when we all troop to the cemeteries to visit our loved ones who have passed on. These two days are considered a non-working holiday. We […]

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  • Taking a look at the origin of some common superstitions, such as a black cat crossing your path, throwing salt over your left shoulder, and walking under a ladder. Lots more too!

    Common Superstitions & Their Origins!

    Taking a look at the origin of some common superstitions, such as a black cat crossing your path, throwing salt over your left shoulder, and walking under a ladder. Lots more too!

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  • The deputies of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department share their views on the ghost stories they hear. Some of the major ghost stories they hear from the residents is the story of Rougarou and Madame Grands Doight, a.k.a, Lady long Fingers.

    Cajun Folklore & Ghost Stories!

    The deputies of the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department share their views on the ghost stories they hear. Some of the major ghost stories they hear from the residents is the story of Rougarou and Madame Grands Doight, a.k.a, Lady long Fingers.

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  • Theater Folk are a superstitious lot, and considering the amount of things that can (and do) go wrong in a performance, it’s not surprising that folklore has popped up giving an explanation to these occurrences. These myths go above and beyond walking under ladders and opening umbrellas inside (although those […]

    10 Strange Theater Superstitions!

    Theater Folk are a superstitious lot, and considering the amount of things that can (and do) go wrong in a performance, it’s not surprising that folklore has popped up giving an explanation to these occurrences. These myths go above and beyond walking under ladders and opening umbrellas inside (although those […]

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