Here is a list of Top Superstitions We Heard Growing up in Ebiraland chosen based on how ridiculous and common they are. But first what is superstitions?
Superstitions is a belief in supernatural causality that can be linked to a fear of the unknown. When one event causes another without any natural process linking the two events, it is definitely a superstition.
- Itchy Palms
Itchy palms are said to be a sign of good luck — it could also mean a large amount of money is coming your way.
- Crossing legs
It is said that if you cross over a pregnant woman’s legs, you will give birth to a child that looks like the person. Another version is that you shouldn’t let anyone cross over your legs, if not you will give birth to a child with one arm or leg.
- Bringing covered pot from fire
It is believed that when you put down your cooking pot from fire without uncovering it you will give birth to deaf and dumb child.
If you have a sore throat, it is probably because you spit on the floor and someone stepped on it. Or you unknowingly spat on faeces.
- Beating a male child with broom.
This is forbidden. It is believed that if you beat a male child with broom the male child manhood will start misbehaving and which may lead to infertility in the future
- Eating from the ground
It is believed that when your food falls to ground, you should not pick it as the devil has eaten it.
- Whistling at night
Whistling at night is believed to attract evil spirits and snakes.
- Answering a call without seeing the caller.
If you hear your name and answer to it without seeing the person that called, you have just answered is a ghost’s call.
- Beeping ear
It is believed that a when your ear is beeping it means someone is calling your name or talking about you somewhere.
- Playing with your shadow
It is believed that when you play with your shadow, you will have a bad dream that night.
- Looking at mirror in the night time
This is forbidden also, looking at mirror at night make you see Arijenu (Evil Spirit.
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