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SUPERSTITION:  SPITTING


Description: Spitting can protect against bad luck or the Evil Eye.

Origin: Ancient

Spitting has been employed as a protection against evil since ancient times. Sailors spit on their ships for luck. Fishermen spit over the edge of their boats to guarantee a good catch. Bare-knuckle boxers once spat on their knuckles to increase the power of their blows.

A Christian myth said that the devil himself could be banished if you could manage to spit between his horns. Spitting was also said to give protection against the Evil Eye - in a Jewish tradition a brief 'spitting' prayer was substituted for the physical act of spitting.



 

SPITTING - AN EXTREME CASE . . .

SPITTING CONTEST


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

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