A black crow superstition is that if it lands atop a home's roof, the inhabitants will suffer bad luck or face death. This superstition has existed for over a century.Know More
The black crow, which is also called the American crow, is commonly heard and seen in the U.S. and other parts of the world. Part of the Corvid family, which includes ravens, and being omnivores, crows eat practically anything, such as nuts, spiders, snails and dead animals, including humans. With a normal lifespan of 6 to 10 years, adults have predators such as hawks, humans and eagles, with humans being their number 1 predator.
At one time, some Irish people likened the crow to a naughty fairy, which was capable of creating complications in their lives if they crossed paths with it.Learn more about Superstition
Because saying "good luck" before a theatrical performance is considered bad luck, dancers say "merde" to each other before taking the stage. Dancers believe this superstition started in 19th-century Paris, when numerous horse-drawn carriages meant a full house. Dancers warned each other to watch their step in the street by saying "merde," the French word for horse droppings.Full Answer >
Several different reasons exist for the superstition that the number 13 brings bad luck, such as the fact that 13 people sat down at the Last Supper, shortly before the crucifixion of Jesus. The Norse legends included a story about 12 gods sitting at a banquet when Loki, the uninvited god, showed up to make it 13, a debacle that led to a huge battle. Numerologists view the number 12 as the sign of completion and perfection, so adding to it only causes trouble.Full Answer >
The idea that peacock feathers are bad luck is traced to a superstition that began in the Mediterranean, where the eye-like markings on the end of peacock feathers are called the “evil eye.” The "evil eye" markings are said to be the ever-watchful eye of the femaledemon Lilith.Full Answer >
Peacock feathers are seen as bad luck in Eastern Europe due to the fact that they were worn by the Mongol warriors who invaded those lands in the 13th century. Due to peacock feathers' multiple eyes, they are also considered to be a seer of everything, and for this reason are believed to be bad luck and are not allowed inside homes.Full Answer >