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EACH YEAR IN THE SPRING, MY MOTHER'S GRANDFATHER WOULD LINE UP
ALL THE SMALL CHILDREN AND HAVE THEM EACH LICK SOME POWDER(WHITE)
CALLED CALAMEL OFF HIS PEN KNIFE IN ORDER TO CLEAN OUT
THEIR BLOOD FOR SUMMER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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TO BUILD UP YOUR BLOOD THIS MIXTURE SHOULD BE TAKEN DAILY:
A RAW EGG YOLK MIXED WITH A SHOT OF WINE.
THIS WILL INSURE GOOD HEALTH.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; HOMEOPATHIC-IMITATIVE MAGIC ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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VALUE OF SPICEY FOOD

IF YOU EAT HOT PEPPERS AND SPICEY FOODS YOU WON'T HAVE HEART
TROUBLE OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE- LIKE THE ITALIANS.

Submitter comment: BELIEF LEARNED IN HOLLISTER, OHIO FROM PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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Warm Blood

Vivien's mother would drink warm blood from the butcher shop to prevent disease and sickness.

Data entry tech comment:

Stamped into Archive; December 1969

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Butcher ; ILLNESS ; MEDICAL ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; PREVENTION ; Vampire ; Vampirism

James Callow Keyword(s): PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE ; Warm Blood

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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Curing Belief

Use leeches on a sick person to rid him of the illness. This takes out the diseased blood.

Submitter comment:

"Curing Belief" collected at informant's home.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by TRD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): "NATURAL" REMEDY ; Bloodletting ; CURE ; ILLNESS ; Leaching ; LEECHES ; REMEDY ; REMEDY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

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Language

A big black bug bled blue blood.

Submitter comment:

My Neighborhood

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Tongue Twister? This much (A big black bug) already typed as Prose.

Where learned: HOME ;

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Blue ; Bug ; GAME ; Language ; RHYME ; TONGUE TWISTER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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Proverb

Blood is thicker than water.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

The B of the word Blood is underlined.

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; BODY ; Clan ; FAMILY ; METAPHOR ; Obligation ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Blood is thicker than water.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLOOD ; FAMILY ; FRIENDS ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; Obligation ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Blood is thicker than water.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLOOD ; FAMILY ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Relationships ; VERSE ; WATER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

You cannot squeeze blood out of a turnip.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BLOOD ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; Turnip ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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WHILE PREGNANT, THE RESPONDENT ATTENDED A MAN WHO HAD
BEEN STABBED. WHEN HER CHILD WAS BORN, THE CHILD HAD
BLOOD COLORED SPOTS ON HER CHEST.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthmark ; BLOOD ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Splotches ; Stabbed ; Tend

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-23-1973

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DRINKING ICE WATER EXCESSIVELY IMMEDIATELY AFTER DELIVERY
WILL CAUSE SEVERE BLOODCLOTTING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BLOOD ; CLOTTING ; DRINK ; Labor ; PREGNANCY ; WATER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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SULFUR AND MOLASSES HELP TO THIN BLOOD FOR GOOD CIRCULATION.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; COOKEVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; BLOOD ; Circulation ; Molasses ; REMEDY ; Sulfur ; THIN ; Tonic

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 07-01-1973

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WAYS TO KILL A VAMPIRE

FEEDING A VAMPIRE TYPE O BLOOD WILL KILL HIM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ENGLAND ; WORCESTER

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; SUPERNATURAL ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Vampire

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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BLOOD SAUSAGE

IN RURAL BULGARIA, AFTER A LOG HAS BEEN PLACED IN THE LARGE FIREPLACE
THE DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS THE MAKING OF BLOOD SAUSAGE IS BEGUN. A
PIG IS SLAUGHTERED AND SAUSAGE IS MADE FROM ITS BLOOD NO LATER
THAN 12:00 MIDNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY. THE SAUSAGE CANNOT
BE EATEN BEFORE MIDNIGHT, BUT AFTER THIS EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE
FEASTS.

Submitter comment:

THE INFORMANT REMEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THIS CUSTOM IN BULGARIA.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: HENDRICKSONS PHARMACY ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; Bulgaria ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; FOOD ; holiday ; Pig ; Sausage ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas

Date learned: 03-21-1970

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HEALTH BELIEF

MY INFORMANT SAID THAT HER MOTHER STRICTLY BELIEVED THAT,
"BEETS GIVE YOU RED BLOOD."

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Beets ; BELIEF ; BLOOD ; COLOR ; FOOD ; Red ; SUPERSTITION ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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WHITE RACE BELIEF

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

GWENS MOTHER BELIEVES THAT THE REASON THAT WHITE PEOPLE DO
NOT GET AS COLD AS NEGROES IS BECAUSE WHITE MOTHERS
PUT THEIR CHILDREN OUTSIDE IN WINTERTIME WITH ONLY A JACKET
PERHAPS, NEGROES HAVE COLD BLOOD BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS KEEP
THEIR CHILDREN INSIDE DURING REALLY COLD WEATHER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Black ; BLOOD ; CLOTHING ; Cold ; NEGRO ; RACISM ; TEMPERATURE ; Warm ; WEATHER ; White ; WINTER

James Callow Keyword(s): CLOTHING ; COLOR

Subject headings: 53O

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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( ANIMAL BELIEF )

IF YOU ATE AN ANIMAL RAW, YOU COULD NEVER GET THE BLOOD OFF.

Data entry tech comment:

The collector has written ["To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee] on the card.

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ALABAMA

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BLOOD ; Clean ; Consume ; Eat ; FOOD ; meat ; Raw

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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SAINT SANGENNARO

THE ROCK, ON WHICH ST. SANGENNARO WAS BEHEADED, IS KEPT IN A GLASS
CASE IN THE CHURCH NAMED AFTER HIM IN NAPLES, ITALY. EVERY SPRING AN
AUTUMN THE BLOOD ON THE ROCK LIQUIFIES. IF IT FAILS TO LIQUIFY IT
PORTENDS A DISASTER. IT FAILED TO LIQUIFY BEFORE WORLD WAR 1 ,
WORLD WAR 2, AND THE KOREAN WAR. IT ALSO DIDN'T LIQUIFY IN 1963, THE
YEAR THAT THE INFORMANT SAW IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; HISTORICAL ; OMEN ; Portent ; RELIGION ; Rock ; Saint Sangennaro ; SIGN ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 11-23-1968 ; 00-00-1963

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