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SUPERSTITION:  MONEY SPIDERS


Description: If a spider falls on your body (and you don't kill it) you will receive some money.

Origin: Europe

In England, Ireland and Portugal the superstition ran that a spider running on your body was there to spin new clothes - implying financial good fortune. Other superstitions held that it was good luck if a spider fell from the ceiling on to your face.

In Somerset in England, someone suffering an illness would be advised to catch a spider and keep it in a box until it died - as the spider expired, the illness would pass. Other medical practices at the time included eating rolled-up spiders'-webs as a treatment for asthma.


 

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

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