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BELIEF (CUSTOM)

WHEN A BABY IS BORN, THE AFTERBIRTH IS DRIED CARE-
FULLY IN AN OVEN. THE HUSBAND WEARS A BAND OF THE
DRIED AFTERBIRTH ON HIS HAT. HE BELIEVES THIS
GIVES HIM STRENGTH.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A CUSTOM OF THE BAHAMA NEGROES IN THE MIAMI

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FLORIDA ; BAHAMAS ; NASHVILLE ; MIAMI ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 05-09-1969

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THE WIFE WHO IS DELIVERING, PULLS ON AN OLD SWEATY SHIRT OF
HUSBAND'S TO RECEIVE STRENGTH FOR DELIVERY. IT'S TIED ON THE
FOOT OF THE BED. THE BAHAMA NEGROES TAKE THIS BELIEF FROM THE
FOLLOWING SCRIPTURE: "BY THE SWEAT OF THY BROW, SHALT THOU EARN
BREAD." GEN. 3--CURSE ON ADAM. "IN SORROW SHALT THOU LABOR
ALL THY DAYS." WIFE'S CURSE--"IN SORROW SHALT THOU BRING
FORTH CHILDREN."

Submitter comment: THIS IS A CUSTOM OF THE BAHAMA NEGROES IN THE MIAMI LABOR

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FLORIDA ; BAHAMAS ; NASHVILLE ; MIAMI ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

James Callow Keyword(s): BIBLE GENESIS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 05-09-1969

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IF A NEW BABY DOESN'T FALL OFF HIS BED WITHIN SIX WEEKS,
SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN TO HIM.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
Observation
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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ONE CROW SORROW, TWO CROWS JOY,
THREE CROWS A WEDDING, FOUR CROWS A BOY,
FIVE CROWS SILVER, SIX CROWS GOLD,
SEVEN CROWS A SECRET THAT NEVER CAN BE TOLD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Fourths / Quarters
686 Fifths
686 Sixths / Six
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth

Date learned: 04-04-1969

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A HORSEHAIR PLACED IN STAGNANT WATER TURNS INTO A SNAKE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Animal Life
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 04-04-1969

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IF THE HUSBAND HAS BROAD SHOULDERS, THE WIFE WILL HAVE IT
EASIER IN CHILDBIRTH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth

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IF THE BOTTOM OF ONE'S FOOT ITCHES, IT IS A SIGN HE WILL
WALK ON STRANGE GROUND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF ONE'S LEFT PALM ITCHES, IT IS A SIGN HE IS IN THE PROCESS
OF RECEIVING MONEY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality Monetary systemMoneyWealth
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF ONE SEWS ON SUNDAY, HE WILL TAKE THE STITCHES OUT IN HELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT ATONEMENT PENANCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Working

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF ONE COUNTS THE NUMBER OF CARS IN A FUNERAL CORTEGE, HE
WILL BE THE NEXT ONE TO DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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YOU CAN'T SWEEP UNDER THE BABY'S BED UNTIL HE IS SIX
WEEKS OLD. IF YOU DO, THE BABY WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Use of Object Human beings and their activities

Date learned: 05-05-1969

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THE PERSON WHO EATS THE LAST MORSEL OF ANY FOOD LEFT ON THE
SERVING DISH WILL NEVER MARRY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number Last events: the last person to the table...

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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TO DREAM OF SNAKES MEANS YOU HAVE AN ENEMY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 04-04-1969

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WHEN THE LOSS OF SOME PART OF THE BODY (ARM, LEG, ETC.) OCCURS,
THAT PART MUST BE STRAIGHTENED AND BURIED IN A "COMFORTABLE"
POSITION, LEST THE VICTIM CONTINUE TO BE PLAGUES BY THE
SENSATION OF PAIN FROM ITS CONDITION.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions

Date learned: 05-01-1969

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IF AN EXPECTANT MOTHER WITNESSES A DISASTER OR HAS A SCARE
BEFORE SHE GIVES BIRTH, THE BABY WILL BE MARKED ACCORDINGLY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF ONE MOCKS A CRIPPLE, HE WILL BECOME AFFLICTED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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THE NUMBER OF EARLY MORNING FOGS COUNTED DURING THE MONTH OF
AUGUST IS AN INDICATION OF THE NUMBER OF SNOWS THE
FOLLOWING WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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IF A BIRD FLIES INTO A HOUSE ACCIDENTLY, IT IS THE SIGN OF
AN APPROACHING DEATH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; PEABODY COLLEGE LIBRARY

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 04-01-1969

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