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WEREWOLVES

IN ENGLAND PEOPLE USED TO PUT BROOMS OUTSIDE THEIR DOORS TO WARD
OFF WEREWOLVES. THE WEREWOLVES COULD NOT RESIST THE TEMPTATION
TO COUNT EACH BRISTLE OF THE BROOMS, AND THIS TASK KEPT THEM
BUSY UNTIL THE FULL MOON DISAPPEARED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Observation of galactic or celestial bodies

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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