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WARD OFF BAD LUCK

MAKE UP A BAG OF SASFETIDA SUBSTANCE THAT SMELLS AND IT WARDS
OFF BAD LUCK. / YOU WEAR IT AROUND YOUR NECK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ASAFETIDA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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I REMEMBER THAT MY FATHER AND MY MOTHER WORE WHAT THEY CALLED
A BAG OF FETTI AROUND THEIR NECKS TO HELP CURE A SORE THROAT.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS BAG OF FETTI WAS, BUT I DO KNOW THAT IT
SMELLED REALLY BAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HOUGHTON LAKE

James Callow Keyword(s): ASAFETIDA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001930S

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A BAG OF CHARMS, CALLED AN ASP, WAS A VERY POPULAR SUPERSTITION
AMONG SOUTHERN BLACKS. IT SUPPOSEDLY KEPT ALL BAD THINGS AWAY FROM
YOU. IT IS SUPPOSED TO GUARD YOUR HEALTH. THE INGREDIENTS,
ALTHOUGH UNKNOWN, WERE VERY FOUL SMELLING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): AMULET ; ASAFETIDA ? ; NEGRO

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck P882.1

Date learned: 11-02-1972

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TIE UP SOME ASSAPHOEDITA IN A RAG AND PUT IT AROUND YOUR
CHILDREN'S NECK AND THIS WILL PREVENT HIM FROM CATCHING
ANY DISEASE.

Where learned: ALABAMA ; GADSDEN

James Callow Keyword(s): ASAFETIDA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-15-1973

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HANG ASTIFITITY AROUND THE NECK TO KEEP GUMS AWAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ASAFETIDA ; GUMS = GUM BOILS?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-17-1973

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ASPHODEL PLANT (ASPHIDITY) WORN AROUND NECK TO WARD OFF
GERMS, MEASLES, ETC. MAGGIE SAID IT WAS WORN TO SCHOOL.
NOW ASPHIDITY SMELLS SO BAD THAT IT WAS PROBABLY WORKING
BECAUSE ALL THE KIDS KEPT THEIR DISTANCES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ASAFETIDA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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