Funny superstitions

Monday, May 25, 2009 10 Comments

"The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses."

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

It's bad luck to walk under a ladder.
This came from the western folklore belief that a leaning ladder formed a triangle with the wall and ground. You must never violate the Holy belief by walking through a triangle, lest you be considered in league with the devil. Poor Turkey..."Run Turkey Run"

Beware of Friday the Thirteenth.
Those who know about these things, inform us that Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden on a Friday, Noah's flood started on a Friday, and Christ was crucified on a Friday. Christians also noted that twelve witches plus one devil are present at Satanic ceremonies so Friday and 13 make a deadly combination.

Connect the dots :)

Lucky in Battle?? Duck would have done the trick not Chicken..

Lucky in Sales - May be I should suggest my friends in Sales to try this out; they seem to be clueless how to get their clients sign on the dotted lines :)

Holidays or "Holy"days

Et tu Iesus!!! (You too Jesus)

Wife's wishful thinking. Watch your step Buddy...

Mountain Superstitions:
  1. A calico cat is lucky, especially if it is a stray and you give it a home.
  2. If your nose itches, company is coming.
  3. A woman should not can her food during her "monthly". Anything she cans will spoil.
  4. Cats and Dogs won't go to a room where spirits and ghosts are present
  5. Whistle before breakfast, cry before dusk.


PHEW! common Missus, do something.. forward the letter fast, twice the nos.

"Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother"

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire (1694-1778)

Picture source:


Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard. Google

10 Candles:

Opaque said...

Haha, it was fun to read them. Thanks for sharing!!!

Viji said...

Thank you AJ:) But how much ever I tried, I am not able to allign the illustrations and captions properly :( It looks perfect in edit mode, but while publishing there are gaps.

Anonymous said...

the holy triangle thingie was not a christian food of thought.. it was eastern orthodox..

noah and the flood
and expelling of adam and eve on a friday are myths..

wanted to clarify this cos these were atheistic thoughts that were mixed with christian belief..

apart from that nice collection of fotos and i might be using a couple f them for my blog posts.. i have nice stories to build around four photos here..

good one aarthi

Anonymous said...

peyara maathi sollitein..

it is VIJI...

vidu said...

Nice to read your post... it's humorous as well as telling us not to go with superstitions...Iam waiting for your next posting

Viji said...

hey thank you Chriz for the comment..Sorry I never meant to be offensive to any particular religion.

The details I gave, I got through web.. but I should have rechecked it.

Yes the Holy triangle and Friday 13th are from western folklore. I will rewrite those bits again.

Waiting to read your post around these pics...

Sorry...I'll never forgive you for this Aarthi bit. I am angry Mr.PRASON CHRISTOPHER ROBIN.

Viji said...

@Vidya Thank you so much!!

Anya said...

hahaha.. aarthi.. i was opening her blog while commenting on yours and hence the mishap :)

Unknown said...

Patti kadha sonna madhiri irukku....

Viji said...

@sundar ha ha... yeah sort of

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