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WEATHER BELIEF

WHEN THERE IS A WHIRLWIND OF DUST THERE WON'T BE RAIN FOR SEVERAL
DAYS. WHEN SEVERAL WHIRLWINDS OF DUST OCCUR, THE WEATHER IS GOING
TO CHANGE.

Where learned: WASHINGTON ; EDWALL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.1

Date learned: 08-02-1970

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WHEN THE WIND IS IN THE EAST, THEN THE SAP WILL RUN THE LEAST,
WHEN THE WIND IS IN THE WEST, THEN THE SAP WILL RUN THE BEST.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO ME BY MY UNCLE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.466
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.475
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 12-00-1972

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CROSS-EYED BELIEF

IF YOU CROSS YOUR EYES AND THE WIND BLOWS ON YOUR EYES, THEY WILL
STAY CROSSED.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT ELVES

THEY LIVE IN THE EARTH AND BEFORE CHRISTMAS THEY COME UP AND DESTROY
NATURE AND ANIMALS. WHEN ANYTHING HAPPENS, TORNADOS, ETC., IT IS
BLAMED ON THE ELVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F120
BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.46

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LEGEND

SKANEATELAS LAKE, ONE OF THE FIVE FINGER LAKES, IS TEN MILES FROM
SKANEATELAS VILLAGE. ON THE LAKE WERE BUILT TWO IDENTICAL HOUSES,
ONE FOR A MAN AND ONE FOR A WOMAN. ONE STORMY NIGHT FIRE DEMONS
(FIRE BREATHING FISH) ROSE FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE LAKE AND
DESTROYED THE WOMAN'S HOUSE. SHE WAS KILLED BY THE DEMONS AS AN
ACT OF REVENGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado

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LIGHTNING KILLS

OUT ON MY GRANDPARENTS' HOME THERE WAS A SPOT ON THE WOODWORK THAT
MANY YEARS BEFORE THE FIRST OWNER WAS SITTING AT THE WINDOW DURING

James Callow comment:

INCOMPLETE ITEM

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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LUCK

IF YOU SEE A WHIRLWIND COMING TOWARDS YOUR HOUSE, IT IS A SIGN
OF TROUBLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

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WEATHER BELIEF

WHEN A TORNADO OR WHIRLWIND OF WATER APPEARS IN INDIA, INHABITANTS
WARN EACH OTHER NOT TO JUMP IN THE MIDDLE, BECAUSE THERE IS A
SPIRIT IN THE MIDDLE, AND WHOEVER DOES, WILL BECOME POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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RECENT BELIEF

WHEN APOLLO ASTRONAUTS TOOK PART OF THE MOON, THAT CAUSED HURRICANES.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MODERN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Planet
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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WEATHER BELIEF

WHEN THE WIND IS PARTICULARLY STRONG, A WITCH COMMITTED SUICIDE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-19-1970

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LEGEND

THERE WILL BE AN INCREASE IN THE MATERNITY WARD AFTER A FULL
MOON OR A THUNDERSTORM.

Submitter comment: BELEIF OF NURSES AT HENRY FORD HOSPITAL, DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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FISHING AND WEATHER

IF THE WIND IS OUT OF THE NORTH, THEN THE FISHING WILL NOT BE ANY
GOOD.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED TO FISH WITH A VERY EXPERIENCED FISHERMAN WHO WAS WELL
VERSED IN THESE THINGS. PERSONAL EXPERIENCE HAS PROVED HIM CORRECT.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado

Date learned: 10-00-1976

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SIGNS OF GHOSTS

A TINY WHIRLPOOL OF DUST IS A SIGN OF A GHOST PASSING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Dust ; GHOST ; Portent ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado

Date learned: 09-25-1969

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WEATHER BELIEF

WHEN A TORNADO-LIKE WIND OR WHIRLING OF WATER APPEARS IN INDIA INHABITANTS WARN ONE NOT TO JUMP IN THE MIDDLE BECAUSE THERE IS A SPIRIT IN THE MIDDLE AND WHOEVER DOES WILL BECOME POSSESSED
BY THE DEVIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; EAST QUAD ; informant's home

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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RECENT BELIEF

WHEN APOLLO ASTRONAUTS TOOK PART OF THE MOON, THAT CAUSED HURRICANES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; E313

James Callow Keyword(s): MODERN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Planet
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 11-02-1971

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THE MARK ON THE SIDEWALK

AT THE FAR END OF OUR BLOCK THERE WAS A DARK SPOT ON THE SIDEWALK BECAUSE A MAN HAD BEEN HIT BY A POWERLINE DURING A STORM AND HIS BODY WAS BURNED INTO THE CEMENT.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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Lightning Kills

OUT ON MY GRANDPARENTS' HOME THERE WAS A SPOT ON THE WOODWORK THAT
COULD NOT BE REMOVED NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT WAS SANDED OR PAINTED.
MANY YEARS BEFORE, THE FIRST OWNER WAS SITTING AT THE WINDOW DURING
A STORM WHEN LIGHTNING KILLED HIM THERE.

Submitter comment:

Learned in childhood.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control P890.7

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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LEGENDS OF THE UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS

OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF EASTER EGGS OF THE UKRAINE, THE PYSANKA AND
THE KRASHANKA ARE THE MOST WIDELY KNOWN. KRASHANKA IS FROM THE WORD
KRASKA WHICH MEANS COLOR. THE KRASHANKA IS A HARD-BOILED EGG WHICH
IS DYED A SOLID COLOR, AND MAY BE EATEN. THE PYSANKA STEMS FROM
THE VERB PYSATY, WHICH MEANS TO WRITE, AS THE DESIGNS ARE ACTUALLY
WRITTEN ON THE EGG, WHICH IS DYED IN SEVERAL COLORS. BUT UNLIKE
THE KRASHANKA THE PYSANKY ARE RAW AND NOT EATEN. IF A WOMAN IS
CHILDLESS AND DESIRES A CHILD. SHE WOULD BE GIVEN AN EGG DECORATED
WITH A CHICKEN, THE SIGN OF A FERTILE CREATURE, AND HOPEFULLY HER
FAMILY WOULD GROW. IT WAS THOUGHT TO BE THE MAN'S FAULT AFTER
THAT. TO HELP THE MAN HE WAS GIVEN AN EGG WITH A PATTERN OF
ROOSTERS. TO HELP OLDER MEN, WHO WERE GOING DOWN HILL WHEN IT
CAME TO THEIR VIGOR, THEY
WERE GIVEN AN EGG DECORATED WITH OAK LEAVES.
AS CHRISTIANITY CAME TO THE UKRAINE SO DID SOME MORE LEGENDS.
THE HUTZELS FROM WESTERN UKRAINE TELL A STORY THAT THE VIRGIN
MARY FILLED HER APRON WITH EGGS, AND WHEN SHE APPEARED BEFORE
PONTIUS PILATE TO PLEAD FOR HER SON, SHE DROPPED TO HER KNEES AND
THE EGGS ROLLED OUT OVER THE SURFACE OF THE WORLD UNTIL THEY WERE
DISTRIBUTED AMONG ALL NATIONS. IN ANOTHER STORY, MARY IS SAID TO
HAVE FILLED A BASKET WITH EGGS WHICH SHE CARRIED TO THE SOLDIERS
SITTING AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS. THERE SHE LEFT IT. AFTER A
TIME, THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST FLOWED DOWN, STAINING THE EGGS WITH
THEIR CHARACTERISTIC COLOR. THE UKRAINIAN EASTER EGGS ALSO
ANSWER THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD. AS LONG AS THE PYSANKY TRADITION
REMAINS, AND EGGS CONTINUE TO BE DECORATED, THE WORLD WILL EXIST.
SHOULD THE CUSTOM CEASE, EVIL WILL ENCOMPASS AND DESTROY THE WORLD.
THIS IS BECAUSE AN ANCIENT, VICIOUS CREATURE IS HEAVILY CHAINED
AGAINST A HUGE CLIFF AND EACH YEAR SERVANTS OF THE CREATURE GO OUT
ABOUT THE WORLD AND TAKE COUNT HOW MANY PYSANKY ARE DECORATED IN
THE WORLD. WHEN THERE ARE FEW PYSANKY THE CREATURE'S CHAINS LOOSEN
AND EVIL BEGINS TO FLOW THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. SHOULD THE SERVANTS
FIND THE CUSTOM OF DECORATING EGGS BEING PRACTICED WIDELY THEN THE
CHAINS OF THE MONSTER TIGHTEN, ALLOWING LOVE TO CONQUER EVIL.
PEASANTS PLACED KRASHANKA SHELLS IN THE THATCHED ROOFS OF THEIR
HOMES AND UNDER HAY MOUNDS TO TURN AWAY HIGH WINDS. BEEKEEPERS
PUT THEM UNDER HIVES FOR A GOOD SUPPLY OF HONEY. A KRASHANKA,
BLESSED ON EASTER EVE, WAS SUSPENDED ON A STRING FROM THE NECK
OF AN ILL PERSON, OR TOUCHED TO INFECTED AREAS ON PERSONS SUFFERING
FROM BLOOD POISONING TO EFFECT A CURE.

Submitter comment: FERTILITY SYMBOLS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
Food Drink -- Animal product Egg
BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Universe
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Animal

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FOLK REMEDIES

TO EASE THE PAIN OF A STING RUB TOBACCO ON IT.

Submitter comment: MY AUNT WOULD TELL US TO USE TOBACCO WHEN WE GOT STUNG BY A
WASP OR BUMBLEBEE. WE LIVED IN THE COUNTRY WHERE THERE WAS
PLENTY OF THEM.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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SIGNS OF THE DEVIL

IF LEAVES DANCE IN A CIRCLE WHILE THE WIND IS BLOWING THEM,
IT IS A SIGN OF THE DEVIL.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; MILLEDGEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): SYMBOL

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Circle and other round forms

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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