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LUCK

WHEN STIRRING GO IN ONLY ONE DIRECTION, OR YOUR BATTER WILL BE
SPOILED. AND IF YOU SEE AND KILL A SPIDER, IT IS BAD LUCK. ALSO
IF THE FIRST PERSON TO CROSS YOUR THRESHOLD AFTER NEW YEAR'S IS A
WOMAN, IT IS BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: CHURCH PROCESSIONS ALSO COINCIDED WITH THE IDEA OF ONLY GOING IN
ONE DIRECTION, AS IS SEEN IN SOME FAIRY TALES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ARACHNID

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.42

Date learned: 02-00-1974

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IF A BIRD FROM THE OUTSIDE COMES INTO YOUR HOUSE, YOU WILL HAVE BAD
LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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BAD LUCK

IT IS BAD LUCK TO KILL A SPIDER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER GRANDMOTHER AND HOLDS IT TO
BE TRUE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HANCOCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 09-25-1972

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IF YOU HAVE A RABBIT'S FOOT, THAT MEANS YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY A VERY GOOD FRIEND.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AMULET

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 10-11-1972

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IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES YOUR PATH TO THE RIGHT, THAT IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 12-00-1972

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IT IS BAD LUCK IF A BLACK CAT CROSSES IN FRONT OF YOU

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Wappingers Falls

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 00001950S

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BLACK CAT

GREEKS BELIEVE THAT IF THE FIRST THING YOU SEE WHEN YOU
GO OUT IN THE MORNING IS A BLACK CAT, SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN

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

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 11-28-1972

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BELIEF ABOUT DEVILS

THE SUBJECT OF WITCHES IS CLOSELY RELATED TO BLACK CATS, THE
MOON, DEVILS, ASTROLOGY. IT IS JOKED TODAY THAT IF
A BLACK CAT CROSSES
YOUR PATH BAD LUCK WILL COME. IN EARLY YEARS IT WAS BELIEVED
DEVILS DISGUISED THEMSELVES AS BLACK CATS, DOGS OR GOATS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MOUNT PLEASANT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; COLOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 10-28-1971

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BAD LUCK: ANIMAL (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

IT IS BAD LUCK TO LET A CAT AND DOG FIGHT.

Where learned: PASTEUR SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.3

Date learned: 01-29-1968

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