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SUPERSTITION:  LEFT-HANDEDNESS


Description: The left-hand is the 'devil's hand'

Origin: Probably Jewish

The 'Left Hand'has long been linked to devilry and bad luck in the Judeo-Christian tradition, much to the annoyance of left-handed people. The bible exhibits a strong bias against left-handedness and things that are placed at the 'left hand' of God - which it probably derived from Jewish religious customs.

It was said the Devil baptised his followers with his left hand. Several old tales assert that malign ghosts and spirits tend to lurk on the left hand side of mortal humans, which is among the reasons given for throwing spilt salt over the left shoulder.


 

LEFT-HANDED BEER . . . RYE BOCK





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Note: These superstitions were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website: Stuart Macfarlane )

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