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IF THE SUN SETS CLEAR ON FRIDAY, IT WILL RAIN BY MONDAY.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

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TO FIX A MOUSE EATEN HOLE IN A GARMENT BRINGS BAD LUCK
TO THE MENDER.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; Fix ; Garment ; Hole ; LUCK ; Mend ; Mouse ; Sew

James Callow Keyword(s): MENDING SEWING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO CUT A FRAME FOR A WINDOW OR A DOOR
INSIDE A HOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; Carpentry ; Craft ; Cut ; Door ; frame ; House ; Indoors ; Inside ; LUCK ; Window

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 11-22-1972

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO PLACE EGGS ON A FRESHLY MADE BED.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; Bed ; Eggs ; LUCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 11-22-1972

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO AT ANYTIME WEAR TWO HATS.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; Hat ; Hats ; HEAD ; LUCK ; Wear

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Head
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 11-22-1972

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO SWEEP DIRT OUT OF DOORS AFTER SUNDOWN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; LUCK ; Out ; Outdoors ; Sundown ; SUNSET ; Sweep

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Bad luck Broom Sweeping

Date learned: 11-22-1972

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THE RESPONDENT'S NEIGHBOR ATE DIRT "BY THE GALLON"
WHILE PREGNANT. WHEN HER CHILD WAS BORN, SHE CARRIED DIRT
COLORED SPLOTCHES ON HER BACK AND ABDOMEN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): Ate ; BELIEF ; Birthmark ; CHILDBEARING ; Consumed ; Dirt ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Splotches

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic
Food Drink -- Food N200.542
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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ONE OF RESPONDENT'S NEIGHBORS YELLED AT HER LITTLE
BOY WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT. THE BOY FELL AND BROKE
HIS RIGHT FOOT AND LEG. WHEN THE BABY CAME, IT HAD
A TWISTED RIGHT FOOT AND LEG.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Broken ; Fell ; Foot ; leg ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Twisted

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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WHILE PREGNANT, THE RESPONDENT ATTENDED A MAN WHO HAD
BEEN STABBED. WHEN HER CHILD WAS BORN, THE CHILD HAD
BLOOD COLORED SPOTS ON HER CHEST.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthmark ; BLOOD ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Splotches ; Stabbed ; Tend

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 01-23-1973

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THE RESPONDENT'S FATHER HAS A CALLOUSED SPOT ON THE SIDE
OF HIS HEEL, BELIEVED TO BE THERE BECAUSE HIS MOTHER WAS
BITTEN BY A SNAKE IN THE SAME SPOT.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bit ; Callous ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Snake ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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PEOPLE USED TO CLIP THEIR HOGS' EARS TO IDENTIFY THEM.
THE RESPONDENT'S MOTHER WATCHED SOME HOGS BEING SO
MARKED WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT, AND THE RESPONDENT WAS
BORN WITH ONE CLIPPED EAR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Born ; Clip ; EARS ; Hog ; Pig ; PREGNANCY ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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THE RESPONDENT'S AUNT HAS A FISH SHAPED MOLE ON THE
RIGHT SIDE OF HER FACE, SUPPOSEDLY THERE BECAUSE HER
MOTHER, WHILE PREGNANT WITH HER, LOST A FISH OFF HER
HOOK, AND SLAPPED HER OWN CHEEK IN DISGUST.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Birthmark ; Caught ; Cheek ; FACE ; FISH ; HOOK ; LOST ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Slapped

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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IF SOMEONE SWEEPS UNDER THE BED WHILE THE NEW MOTHER IS
"LYING IN," SHE WILL BECOME WEAK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): Bed ; BELIEF ; BIRTH ; Energy ; Labor ; Lying In ; PREGNANCY ; STRENGTH ; Sweep ; Weakness

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness P740.542

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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A PREGNANT WOMAN'S FREQUENT READING DURING PREGNANCY WILL
WEAKEN HER BABY'S EYESIGHT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; EYESIGHT ; PREGNANCY ; READING

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

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IF THE NEW MOTHER WASHES HER HAIR BEFORE HER BABY IS
TWO MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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GETTING WET IN THE RAIN BEFORE THE BABY IS TWO MONTHS OLD
WILL KILL THE NEW MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; DEATH ; Die ; infant ; Kill ; MOTHER ; MOTHERHOOD ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Rain ; Wet

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-21-1973

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EATING ROOTED VEGETABLES--POTATOES, CARROTS--WILL KILL A
NEW MOTHER.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Carrots ; Consume ; DEATH ; Eat ; FOOD ; Kill ; Mom ; MOTHER ; New ; Potatoes ; PREGNANCY ; Root ; VEGETABLES

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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SHOULD A PREGNANT OR A NEW MOTHER EAT MUSTARD GREENS
BEFORE HER CHILD IS TWO MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FOOD ; Greens ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; Mustard ; Mustard Greens ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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IF A WOMAN EATS CATFISH BEFORE HER BABY IS TWO MONTHS
OLD SHE WILL DIE.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Catfish ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FISH ; FOOD ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 04-15-1973

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IF A NEW MOTHER EATS FISH BEFORE THE BABY IS AT LEAST
THREE MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

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Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI ; Deovelente Road

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FISH ; FOOD ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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