What Superstition do you believe or follow?

A black cat - A black cat is seen as a bad omen or bringer of bad luck while some cultures believe that they are magical cats that bring money.
@nielcdg (709)
Philippines
June 15, 2007 5:03am CST
I can admit that I still knock on wood when I accidentally say something bad that Im afraid that might happen to another person. How about you what superstition is there in your country that you believe?
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@samson1967 (7423)
• India
15 Jun 07
My country is famous for its supertitiousness. When cat comes accross the way, people stop their journeys, whatever important it is. While conducting the last rites for the deceased soul, they offer a food to crows and when the crow eat that food, they believe that the deceased soul has come in the form of a crow and ate the food that was offered. Like this there are thousands of blind beliefs, But I dont believe in them. The only superstition that I follow is while drinking alchohol i sprinkle three drops on earth or wood. It has become a habitual for me rather than superstition.
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
15 Jun 07
my black cat - when our cat addopted us we allowed it to happen because black cats bring luck
blessed be
i also believwe that a black cat passes your path it is good luck, its why i keep one lol
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@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Wow did you know that a Native American Beliefe is also associated with crows being the guides of souls to the otherside. And only now I have noticed that India might be the source of the beliefe that black cats bring bad luck or did you adopt it from the english?
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• India
15 Jun 07
I cant believe that native americans beleive in such superstitions.
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
15 Jun 07
i am tryskydecca phobic and will avoid that accursed number where ever possible blessed be
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@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Do you mean the number after 12 Im sorry Im not familiar with your phobia my brethren. May the Goddess light your path and keep thine herth safe from the dark. Merry meet merry part!! Blessed be!!
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@ESKARENA1 (18300)
15 Jun 07
indeed the first number beyond 12
• India
15 Jun 07
well i m actually a very supersitious person. i do wait for another person to pass wen a black cat passes by me, i do get scared wen i see an owl whch is supposed to bring bad omen, i do somtinmes believe in ghosts.
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
fleur thats bad you wait for the other person to get the jinx before you move from where you froze hahaha...try the thing that the first post said that might be helpful :)
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@nuttmeg (441)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I knock on wood too, over most things if it sounds like I'm jinxing it. I also won't walk under ladders, which is unfortunate, since they're all around the house at the moment. I also say 'bless you' everytime someone sneezes, but that's out of old habit/polietness, not because I think the devil's going to sneak in whomever sneezed lol.
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@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Well I dont walk under ladders because I dont want the ladder to fall on me. And I also say bless you as a mannerism not as a superstition and I say it as a part of being polite :)
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• India
15 Jun 07
hey i still the belive the cat belif i dont like seem to be overcoomin it at all
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Ah okay thats fine its a deeply seeded beliefe in some european and asian countries but did you know that some areas in the world the black cat is seen as a money cat they say keeping one brings lots of money to the house hold, I believe that because when I got a black kitty our business began to boom that's why we call her lucky "Ironic isnt it?"
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@diillu (5128)
15 Jun 07
I have one..which i have not still overcomed. I tried to not to belive it but it's so impossible doing it. When i'm walking on the road and a cat crosses my path then i just rolled down stone so that i wouldn't have a bad luck. This is..all the superstition that i believe.
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@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
I see that is interesting I didnt know that there was a counter measure againts bad luck from a black cat? Any ways I hope your not afraid of black cats they are quite cute, cats in general I mean :)
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I won't pick up a penny if it's face down, I won't walk under ladders,don't break mirrors ,nor do I let black cats cross my path.I'm pretty much a doofus,lol.
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
That's kinda interesting I believe having a superstition adds to a person's mysterious aura hahah not a doofus at all that is if you let superstition become a phobia then it becomes rediculous :) Thanks for your reply its well appreciated.
@shorva (923)
• Philippines
16 Jun 07
I don't believe in any superstition. I think it's b.s. I know a lot of people who does the knocking on the wood thing. I use to do it too when I was kid. Not anymore. I think some just got so use to it, but not necessarily believes in them. I don't follow any superstition even my grandma advices me too. The good thing is I could freely do whatever I want without worrying of something bad might happen.
@nielcdg (709)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Thanks for your opinion Shorva yet I dont agree with it, I believe that superstitions sometimes have a real basis in life, some superstitions of old have a hidden message or a warning for us in the mortal world and atleast having atleast one will give more spice to your personality :) everyone needs to be weird sometimes hahah any ways I cant re call it now but some superstitions are actually old wisdom in a form of a warning to us by the elderly who can explain things in the natural world but they devised some things to avoid such disasters or dangers, the dangers are real its just their interpretation of them and often the acts to which to avoid them that seems to be nonsense but if you analyze it closely it might actually mean something.