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Re: Black cats & Broken mirrors: The origins of 13 enduring superstitions

EbonyRose ·
You know ... in a way, reading this was rather .... liberating ! Knowing most of these are religion-based takes the 'scariness' out of 'em! If it's a matter of 'do/don't do this or that or the devil's gonna get you' ... well, hell, he's been after me for a long time already and hasn't been able to catch me yet! Now ... if i were to actually SEE a witch turn into a black cat ..... ... well, that would be a whole 'nother thing altogether!
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Re: Black cats & Broken mirrors: The origins of 13 enduring superstitions

MissTea ·
Good read. I like to know the history of things, how it all started. It's interesting to see, though, how some of the meanings changed as time passed.
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Black cats & Broken mirrors: The origins of 13 enduring superstitions

Cholly ·
Boo! Why oh why are black cats, broken mirrors, the number 13 and umbrellas opened indoors considered such big, bad deals in some circles? And why do many people feel better when armed with a lucky rabbit's foot, or a lucky shirt, or a lucky tie, or a...
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Ohio Was The First State To Enact "Black Laws"

sunnubian ·
Questioneverything On this date in 1804, “Black Laws” were enacted in the state of Ohio. The Congress of the Buckeye state became the first legislative body in the country to enact Black Laws, intended to restrict the rights of free blacks. Two groups supported the measure: white settlers from Kentucky and Virginia, and a growing group of businessmen who had ties to southern slavery. All of them despised blacks. The legislation forced blacks and mulattoes to furnish certificates of freedom...
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