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Halloween Superstitions



Animal Superstitions

  • Black Cats
    In America some people believed in the magical powers of black cats. Certain bones on the cat has the power to make wishes come true, or even to make one invisible.

    In Europe, the black cats had nasty connections with witches.

  • White Cats
    The White Cat in England, at Halloween, is thought to the be unlucky.

  • Blue Cats
    The Blue Cat in Russia brings good luck. The "Blue" is often viewed as a "gray" cat.

  • Snails
    Some believe if you catch a snail on Halloween night and lock it into a flat dish, then in the morning you will see the first letter of your sweetheart written in the snail's slime.

  • Owls
    Many people used to believe that owls swooped down to to eat the souls of the dying. If they heard an owl hooting, they would become frightened. A common remedy was thought to be, turning your pockets inside out and you would be safe.

  • Bats
    In ancient November Samhain festivals, bats would swoop over blazing fires to eat the mosquitoes.



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