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A RELIGIOUS BELIEF

IF YOU GO TO MASS, CONFESSION, AND COMMUNION ON NINE CONSECUTIVE
FIRST FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH YOU WON'T GO TO HELL.

Submitter comment: TAUGHT TO HER IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Church
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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JAMAICAN SUPERSTITION

FOR A NEW-BORN CHILD: NEVER LET A STRANGER INTO THE SAME ROOM
WITH THE CHILD FOR 9 DAYS. IF SOMEHOW THIS CANNOT BE AVOIDED,
IMMEDIATELY OPEN A BIBLE OVER THE CHILD'S HEAD TO DRIVE AWAY
EVIL SPIRITS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM A LADY-FRIEND FROM JAMAICA.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; JAMAICA

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Magic Book

Date learned: 01-01-1964

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, YOU WILL HAVE NINE YEARS
BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS FREQUENTLY AS A CHILD IN FERNDALE,
MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
Observation
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.14

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A TRADITION ON CHRISTMAS EVE IN A POLISH FAMILY IS TO HAVE NINE
FOODS AT THE SUPPER TABLE AND THE TABLE WASN'T TO BE CLEARED UNLESS
A LITTLE OF EACH FOOD REMAINED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 686.1.9
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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HICCUPS

DRINK NINE (9) SIPS OF WATER.

Submitter comment: THIS FOLK REMEDY HAS BEEN PRACTICED FOR GENERATIONS. (IT REALLY
WORKS).

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-11-1972

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MAGICAL CURE

SORE EYES CAN BE CURED IF THE TAIL OF A BLACK CAT IS PASSED BEFORE
THE EYES NINE TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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BELIEF BIRTH

WEAR AN AFRICAN FERTILITY DOLL FOR NINE ENTIRE MONTHS AND IN THE
NEXT NINE YOU WILL HAVE A BABY.

Where learned: LETTER ; TOLD IN ; SOUTH AFRICA

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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HICCUP CURE

IF A BABY HAS HICCUPS, TO CURE THEM THE PARENTS TAKE A HORSE
COLLAR AND ONE PARENT STANDS ON EACH SIDE OF THE COLLAR. THEN
THEY PASS THE CHILD THROUGH THE THE COLLAR NINE TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MAGIC RING OR CIRCLE

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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MORAL PROVERB

AS DELICIOUS AS NINE HONEYS.
PRIEZ ADSIAI (LITHUANIAN)

Submitter comment: ONE HONEY IS DELICIOUS BY ITSELF BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE NINE OF THEM?
TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN.

Data entry tech comment: CATHERINE, YOU'RE A HONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; INSECT ; NUMBERS

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 02-17-1971

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THE CAT

A CAT HAS NINE LIVES.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; NUMBERS ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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BELIEF CONCERNING DEATH

UKRANIANS BELIEVE THAT A PERSON'S SPIRIT STAYS ON EARTH FOR
9 DAYS AFTER DEATH. IT THEN TAKES THE SPIRIT 40 DAYS TO GET TO
HEAVEN. IT IS THOUGHT THAT THIS BELIEF AROSE FROM
THE 40 DAYS AFTER THE DEATH OF CHRIST, BEFORE HE AROSE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.40

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CHARMS AGAINST GHOSTS

IF YOU SEE A GHOST AND WALK THORUGH IT NINE TIMES, IT WILL
GO AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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GHOST SUPERSTITION

IF YOU SEE A LIGHT IN YOUR MIRROR AT NIGHT, GET UP AND LIGHT A
CANDLE AND WALK NINE TIMES AROUND THE ROOM. THE GHOST WILL
DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 02-24-1972

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SPANISH BELIEF ABOUT DECEASED

WHEN A PERSON DIES HIS SPIRIT, WALKS THE EARTH FOR 9 DAYS AND
STAYS WITH LOVED ONES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- Extra Corporal Means of Communication

Date learned: 02-22-1972

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CHINESE FESTIVAL

CHENG YEUNG FESTIVAL IS THE FESTIVAL OF ASCENDING HEIGHTS.
ON THE 9TH DAY OF THE 9TH MOON, LEGEND SAYS THAT THE WISE
CLIMB TO HIGH PLACES TO AVOID DISASTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBERS

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F 64
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June 21 solstice to September 22
BELIEF -- Human Being
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

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HOURS OF SLEEP

NATURE NEEDS FIVE
CUSTOM TAKES SEVEN
LAZINESS TAKES NINE
AND WICKEDNESS ELEVEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ROUTINE

Subject headings: 686 Fifths
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
686 Ninths / Nine
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Number P686.1.11

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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BLASON POPULAIRE

REGARDING THE COMELINESS OF THE COEDS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
IT IS COMMON BELIEF THAT NINE OUT OF TEN GIRLS ARE BEAUTIFUL
AND THE TENTH GOES TO MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

James Callow Keyword(s): EDUCATION ; IRONY ; OBSERVATION ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 686 686.1
686 686.1.9
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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IT IS A POLISH EASTER CUSTOM TO WALK TO NINE DIFFERENT CHURCHES AND
KNEEL ON BOTH KNEES TO HONOR THE EXPOSED BLESSED SACRAMENT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DOES NOT KNOW THE ORIGIN OR REASON OF THIS CUSTOM. SHE
SAID, HOWEVER, THAT THIS RITUAL IS STILL PRACTICED IN OLD POLISH-
CATHOLIC PARISHES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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SUPERSTITION OF NUMBERS

THE NUMBERS 3 AND 9 ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO THE SUPERSTITIOUS
IRISHMAN.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT DID NOT KNOW WHY THOUGH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Ninths / Nine

Date learned: 02-20-1968

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NUMBER SUPERSTITION

IN VIETNAM, #9 IS THE LUCKIEST NUMBER.
THE NUMBER IN THE "HOUSE" IN THE GOVERNMENT IS 117 (1+1+7=9).
THERE WERE 9 ON THE BALLOT IN THE RECENT ELECTION BECAUSE
OF THIS BELIEF.
VIET SOLDIERS FELT SAFE IF THEY WERE ATTACHED TO AN OUTFIT WITH
WITH #9 IN
IT, OR MULTIPLES OF 9, OR NUMBERS ADDING UP TO 9.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 02-24-1968

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