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Post by Lynn on Sun May 30, 2010 11:05 pm

The Number 13

Most think that the number 13 runs to the Last Supper as 12 deciples and Jesus sat at that table
Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden on the 13th . There were 12 witches plus
the Devil pressent at Satinic ceramonies.

In the days of witch hunts and witches coverns wer supposed to be of 13 members.
To it is wildly heald that a dinner party for 13 guest, one of them will die within the year.

Horse shoe

It is said to be lucky if found on the road and in Britan if its been cast off of a gray mare.

It it said to be lucky as a charm on a bracelet or necklace. Nailed over doorways to ward off evil
and is hung as a "U" shape so that the luck does not run out of it.

Salt

Salt is a powerful and magical substance. Its thought that spilling salt is both a bad and dangerous omen
If you spill salt it is said you must throw the spilt salt over your left shoulder into the eye of the evil that
follows you.

Four Leaf clover
It seems that the clover has its power in mystical connotations from the number 4 which
in numerology appears constantly as the symbol of balance, unity and conpleteness.

It is used for keeping off supernatural evil so adding the 4th leaf makes it even more
powerful.

Walking under a laddar

This came form the early Christan beleif that a leaning ladder formed a triangle with the wall
and ground. You must never violate the Holy Trinity by walking through a triangle. Thus
you would be though to work with the Devil .

God Bless you (for a sneeze)

During the 6th century it was thought that with the sneeze one was expelling evil from their bodies
. Later when the great plaque that took hold of Europe people began sneezing violently it was thought
that person was soon to die. Since it was thought that person was soon to die the Pope passed aq law
requiring that the sneezer be blessed.

Lady bug Lady Bug fly away home. Its bad luck to kill a lady bug becasue it represtents the
Virgin Mary

Touch wood

This one seems to go to folklore an Great God Pan, Hunter of the woods and forests.


Red an White flowers together

Flowers often serve as death omens. It is said expeially of ones blooming out of season.
It is said that if you take such an arrangement into a hospital it means death on the
ward. Too it is said to repesent (red) blood and (white) banages so thus blood on the bandages
in a hospital


White Lilac

The white lilac is often seen as a death omen.
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