The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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TO CURE HICCUPS SWALLOW A TEASPOON OF SUGAR.
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Plant|
SOME RANCHERS IN WEST TEXAS STILL PAY RAINMAKERS TO BRING
RAIN TO THIS DRY REGION DURING A DROUGHT.
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Witch Shaman|
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
The fisherman have two kinds of folk belief: magic and empirical. Magic have no rational explanation-porpoises bring good luck. Empirical can be explained or have a rational line of thought - Circle around moon means bad weather. There is a rational connection between moon, ring, and bad weather.
Beneath the instrumental function of beliefs (to explain something) there is a phycological [sic] function (to ease the dangers of their hazardous occupation.)
Black suitcase is a very bad taboo object. Going out (in boat) on Friday - bad luck. The word alligator - bad luck. Throw change overboard - good luck.
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|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Still water Large body.|
BELIEF -- Bad luck
A goat-roper in Texas is a city dude who tries to act like a cowboy. They are distinguished by their fancy clothes and flashy manner because real cowboys and ranchers wear functional clothing and are real in actions.
|Subject headings:||SPEECH -- Trade & commerce|