Please, list good and bad ones. Also, are there any specifically from medieval times that are nonexistent today? Have you had any real-life experiences with superstitions? What are your thoughts on the whole idea of them? Thank you.
You mean "stupid-stitions":
- "Step on a crack, break your mother's back."
- "Don't walk under a ladder" (like walking through a triangle, thought to be the devil's triangle. This is weird though because a triangle actually symbolizes the Holy Trinity)
- "God helps those who help themselves" (many believe it as being Biblical, but it's actually taken from one of Greek Mythology tales of Aesop)
- I saw a movie once that showed earth being destroyed because somebody revealed God's name...but we all know God's name, and if anything, saying it won't destroy the world.
- "Bread & Butter" said when 2 people are separated by a pole or something...one person runs back around to follow on the same side as their companion saying "Bread & Butter" --Saw once on a Popeye cartoon.
- "Knock on wood"
- A rabbit's foot bringing good luck (Yet a rabbit has 4 of them, it the fact that you're holding one of them in your hand shows that it wasn't lucky for the rabbit)
- Breaking a mirror brings 7 years bad luck (actually, it'll probably just leave you with several days of bad looking hair, mismatching clothes, and a crooked beard, since you can't see what you're wearing, or shaving. And only a few days because by that time, you'd realize your need for a new one and go out and buy one).
- Basically anything that has to do with Karma
- The number 13 is bad luck (you'll notice some buildings don't have a 13th floor in their elevators. I mean, they do, but they count it as the 14th floor). But you've got Friday the 13th taken from this, etc...Honestly, I realized the counter to that by remembering that the Apostle Paul was actually the 13th Apostle.
- Crossing the fingers will bring good luck, or cause things to happen.
- A 4-leaf clover brings good luck
- Bad Luck if a black cat crosses your path
- Lucky Socks