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Potus Sack

In Ireland, people wear potus sacks around their neck to ward off illness.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Holistic ; ILLNESS ; IRELAND ; MEDICINE ; Potus

James Callow Keyword(s): ILLNESS

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

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FOLKLORE OF GOOD LUCK

IN JAPAN, BAMBOO IS HUNG IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE HOUSE TO GIVE ITS
STRENGTH TO WARD OFF SICKNESS AND TO BE ABLE TO KEEP WORKING.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Holistic ; Japan ; LUCK ; PLANT ; SYMBOL

James Callow Keyword(s): AMULET

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: CA00001935

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