Description: Garlic can give protection from witches and vampires.
Origin: Ancient Egyptian and Greek
The high regard for garlic in common superstition appears to come, once again, from the Ancient Egyptians. Garlic and onions were part of the ritual to seal a sacred oath, and the inhabitants of one city held them so sacred that they would not eat them as food. But garlic and onions were also among the staple foods that fed the pyramid builders (the others were beer and bread.)
In Ancient Greece garlic could be placed on a pile of of stones at cross-roads as an offering to Hecate, the goddess witches and the wilderness. It was a custom for midwives to hang garlic in a room to keep evil spirits away from a newborn baby.
GARLIC GIRL - NICE TO LOOK - BAD TO KISS
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
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