Superstition - A World of Make Believe?

Written by Sharon Jacobsen

Superstitions are part of our heritage, transporting us to a distant past that links withrepparttar roots of our culture. The ancient lores of our forefathers are still very much alive, many having remained unchanged for hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years. Rational thought andrepparttar 125471 advance of science together cast doubt onrepparttar 125472 real dangers involved yet many of us still feel we ought to be careful. There are hundreds of common daily activities which are linked to superstition, each culture having its variations. Even those of you who say "I'm not superstitious!" have probably at some point tried to avoid walking under a ladder, stepping on cracks, knocked on wood, blessed a person sneezing, or crossed your fingers. Just in case. Here are some ofrepparttar 125473 more common superstitions and their meanings: 1. It's bad luck to walk under a ladder. A leaning ladder forms a triangle withrepparttar 125474 wall and ground. Triangles representrepparttar 125475 Holy Trinity, and violatingrepparttar 125476 Trinity by breaking it (walking through it) would put you in league withrepparttar 125477 devil himself. Considering what Christians did to those who were considered to be in league withrepparttar 125478 devil, it's hardly surprising that leaning ladders were avoided at all cost. 2. Fridayrepparttar 125479 Thirteenth The idea that a this particular date would bring bad luck has its roots in both Norse and Christian beliefs. The Scandinavians believed thatrepparttar 125480 number 13 was unlucky due torepparttar 125481 mythological 12 demigods being joined by a 13th, an evil one, who brought misfortune upon man. Christ was said to have been crucified on Friday andrepparttar 125482 number of guests atrepparttar 125483 the Last Supper was 13, withrepparttar 125484 13th guest being Judas,repparttar 125485 traitor. 3. God Bless You The blessing of those who sneeze started whenrepparttar 125486 great plague took hold of Europe. Sufferers would sneeze violently, a sign that they would soon die. As a result, The Pope passed a law requiring people to blessrepparttar 125487 sneezer. Atrepparttar 125488 same time it was expected that anybody sneezing would cover their mouth with a cloth or their hand. This was obviously to stoprepparttar 125489 spreading ofrepparttar 125490 disease but many believed that it was to keeprepparttar 125491 soul intact. Sneezing 'intorepparttar 125492 air' would allowrepparttar 125493 soul to escape and death would be imminent.

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