The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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It is bad luck to open an umbrella in the house only
if you place it over your head.
Elinor's dance instructor is very convinced of this belief's
veracity, and dislikes her students bringing umbrellas into
Keyword(s): proscription, advice
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella|
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities
Date learned: 00001987ca
It is unlucky for someone who is not a Scorpio to
wear an opal.
Elinor's great aunt was a Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21),
and owned a lovely opal ring. Her daughter, Nettie, wanted
the ring, but her mother cautioned her against wearing it,
as it would bring bad luck. Nettie wore the ring anyway. The
first time she wore it, she was almost hit by a car. The
second time that she wore the opal, she had a mishap,
mangling the ring beyond repair, and losing the opal. After
that, Nettie believed what her mother had told her.
Nettie told this to Elinor as a warning, because they are both
Sagittarius. Elinor also was told by one of her students,
Molly, that she had a terrible string of bad luck for a
whole week, until she gave away her opal ring.
|Subject headings:|| Favorites|
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Metal Stone Bone Precious stone Gem
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck Jewelry (gems, rings, etc.)
BELIEF -- Bad luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event
Date learned: 00001960S