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
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 >
While the origin of this superstition is unknown, one version says putting new, unused shoes on a table is bad luck because new shoes were traditionally put on the dead while they laid on a table. Therefore, putting new shoes on the table could bring about bad luck or death.Full Answer >
The life span of a black crow on average is 6 to 9 years. Unfortunately, over 50 percent black crows die during their first year of life.Full Answer >
The superstition that black cats are somehow harbingers of bad luck or evil is related to European folklore that dates back to the Middle Ages, when genuine belief in witches and evil magic caused people to adopt some specific fears. Black cats were singled out due to their dark color and the idea that witches, human beings with magic powers, would often be accompanied by a black cat with supernatural abilities known as a familiar, or that witches were capable of changing physical forms to appear as animals such as black cats. Other folk legends that tied black cats to the occult and even to demons appeared in different parts of the world, including in the American South.Full Answer >