Superstitions pervade every culture since humans formed societies, and Texas is no different. Here are a few superstitions maintained in the Lone Star state, how many do you abide by and how many are unfamiliar? Whether you’re superstitious or just a little ‘stitious, you’re so to be intrigued by these.
- Leaving a calendar on Friday the 13th after the date will evoke a witch to claim you.
- To protect your home from witches, bury a knife under your doorstep.
- Tie red strings to the leaves of an aloe plant to keep evil from your home.
- Hanging a snakeskin from the rafters protects a house from fire.
- Horsehair rope tied to the bedpost wards off rattlesnakes.
- An axe in the ground will “split the cloud” and stop rain.
- Don’t set sail when there’s a circle around the moon, it means bad weather is coming.
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- Bad luck comes from counting the number of cars in a funeral procession.
- Never kill a horned lizard; doing so leads to cows giving bloody milk.
- During ‘Canicula,’ be cautious.
- Don’t make tamales when angry. If you do, they won’t fluff up right.
- Sweeping over your own feet means you are destined to marry a widow.
- Pointing at a grave will cause your finger to rot off.
- A family death will soon occur if a redhead woodpecker appears on your roof.
What other superstitions do you hold dear or have heard to safeguard family, home, or luck?