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Belief: Animal

The Pig's Look:

In Haiti, if walking down the street at midnight, one spy's a pig; he looks and runs the other way, for if the eyes of the pig meet yours simultaneously, you will immediately be transformed into a pig.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; ETHNIC ; Haiti ; Haitian ; MAGIC ; Pig ; TRANSFORMATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Belief: Animal

Bite-Cure:

In Haiti, there is a small lizard-type animal, resembling a chameleon, because right before it bites you, it changes colors so that you can't see it. When it does bite, its jaws lock and it dangles on your body. The only way you can get it off is to find a donkey and make it bray - there by forcing the animal to open its jaws.

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Original BN [P750] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; Bite ; BLEND ; Camouflage ; Chameleon ; DONKEY ; ETHNIC ; Haiti ; Haitian ; Lizard

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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Superstition: Pregnancy

Haitian Superstition:

If a lizard crosses your wife's path, she'll get pregnant.

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Original BN [P880.740] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; CONCEPTION ; ETHNIC ; Haiti ; Haitian ; Lizard ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

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