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From: "" <>
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Superstitions
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 12:57:46 -0400
I also remember the salt and mirror one Herb related.
The mirror one was really strong!!!! Ya NEVER wanted to break a mirror!!!
VERY VERY BAD!!!!!!! Not just bad luck, but VERY VERY Bad luck!!!!!
> [Original Message]
> From: Herbert Schwarz <>
> To: <>
> Date: 8/20/2006 7:31:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Superstitions
> Hi Aida, yes the Black Cat crossing in front is one I remember. Walking
> under a Ladder is an other one.. Then there were the Spiders. - Spine am
> Morgen bringt Kummer und Sorgen. Spine am Mittag ,bringt glueck am
> Tag. Spine am abend bringt Glueck und Gaben. We had also the Christmas
> Cutting an Apple to see if you cut one of the Seeds, if so you got lost
> the comming year. The Chimney Sweep,lucky if you saw him, especially on
> Christmas Day !! Some people arranged for him to come and visit ,as the
> first "Male" on Christmas morning to bring luck in the comming
> Salt, bad luck, to compensate you had to trow some over your shoulder.
> Broken mirrows, 7 years of bad luck ! Regards Herb Schwarz, Ontario,Canada
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aida Kraus" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 3:57 PM
> Subject: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Superstitions
> > This time, I would like your help! Do you remember certain
> > your ancestors shared with you? If you do, write them down and send
> > to me to my Email address below. It is important that they are not of
> > other origin but Bohemian, Moravian, Czech, German or Slovakian,
> > the mountain regions of the Boehmerwald, Erzgebirge and
> > Elbesandsteingebirge, Adlergebirge, Riesengebirge, the Tatra and
> > There were many caves with beautiful limestone stalagmites and
> > stalactites that must have left some memories, the most extensive of
> > is - of course - the Mazocha near Brnn, and there was also a whole net
> > mine shafts leading to ancient caverns in the mountains where people
> > entering these places must have performed some sort of protective
> > superstition.....I would like to hear about this. But I am not only
> > interested in these alone, write to me what you know of your "family
> > memories" even if it is just as simple as a black cat crossing the road
> > (m!
> > any turned around when it went from left to right because in German
> > "rechts is Schlechts" (right brings bad things) or whatever you can
> > remember hearing in your Bohemian families. I do not care if you
> > remember the German words or the English equivalent, like "Schflein
> > Linken, muss Glck Dir winken" in English: "Sheep on the left (of the
> > road) will bring you luck!" Let's see how much you remember!
> > Send them to:
> > Aida
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