Where did modern signs come from?

Do you know why you need to remove empty bottles from the table, and spilled salt promises a quarrel? Oh, this is a very powerful witchcraft.

OCCURRENCE HISTORY WILL RECEIVE

REMOVE EMPTY BOTTLES FROM THE TABLE SO THAT DON'T CAUSE HARM

The funny thing is that this sign of modern life came from dishonesty. When the Russian army reached Europe, defeating Napoleon, the hussars loved to have drinking in local taverns. And since the party was billed for the number of empty bottles, they just started hiding them under the tablecloth.

TRANSFER THRESHOLD

The history of the signs is as follows: in antiquity, the peasants buried the ashes of the dead under the threshold of the hut: this place was considered sacred. The transfer of things across the threshold "disturbs the souls of the dead, " and the owners were afraid to incur their wrath.

40 YEARS ARE NOT CELEBRATED

The pagans believed that by this solid age a person was abandoned by his invisible defenders, he became vulnerable to damage and the evil eye. By the way, this omen did not apply to women: it was believed that women simply did not have a soul, so that they were not afraid of any evil eye.

"She lived to be forty - no ulcer will take her, witch." Then women lived for a very short time. Remember that in all fairy tales all old women are witches. No virtuous woman after 12 births in the old days would have lived that long.

SIT ON THE TRACK

In fact, this is a completely reasonable modern sign: after the hustle and bustle of the preparations, you sat down for a minute and thought - it means that there is a chance to remember if you have forgotten some important thing. And our ancestors counted in this sense on the hint of the brownie. In addition, "sitting on the path" is saying goodbye to the house where you had a good time and were happy, to thank him.

DO NOT EAT WITH THE KNIFE

A knife is an ancient amulet that protects its owner from black forces, and you need to treat it with the utmost respect. A person who eats from a knife teases evil spirits.

Although nomadic peoples have a knife, it is quite normal and healthy.

BLACK CAT

According to pagan legend, cats are not just pets, they are magical guides that connect people with the world of spirits. And, of course, the cat is a traditional companion of insidious witches and sorcerers, her faithful assistant. Of course, meeting her does not bode well.

But in England, a black cat brings good luck, and a white cat is the opposite.

TO SCATTER THE SALT

In ancient times, salt was a rare and valuable product, it was very expensive - and there were no usual salt shakers on the table. Anyone who accidentally sprinkled salt incurred just reproaches for clumsiness and wastefulness: of course, everyone immediately quarreled. This is where such modern superstitions and superstitions came from.

BEATED DISHES

In ancient times, it was the dishes that symbolized the integrity and well-being of the house. If a piece has strayed from the cup, then a quarrel or financial problems cannot be avoided. Well, it's true, chipped dishes look ugly and sloppy. And it was not cheap.

Remember at least the famous tale of Ushinsky about his grandfather, who was given a wooden bowl and it was humiliating.

DO NOT SIT ON A CORNER

In the old days, not very honorable guests were put on the corner (that is, in the most uncomfortable place at the dinner table): poor relatives, hangers-on and homeless women, who had practically no chance of getting married. So "sitting on the corner" is not a reason at all, but a consequence of a modern folk omen.