The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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VOODOO PEOPLE CAN MAKE YOU DO THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO DO.
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color|
Date learned: 01161984CA
If a child is slow to walk (over one year old), stand the child
behind any door in your home and sweep his/her feet with a straw
This really works!!! I tried it with my son, within three days
he was walking.
|Subject headings:|| Favorites|
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
If someone is gossiping about you (sullying your good name),
put a penny in your shoe for a week and "walk" that person out of
It is bad luck to walk over a broom. If you do, you should
step backwards over the broom to undo the damage.
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Bad luck|
BELIEF -- Conversions
Sex of Child
If a pregnant woman "carries" her child "high" or close to her
breasts, she is expecting a girl; if she carries the child "low" or
closer to her pelvis, she is expecting a girl.
Submitter comment: She's about 95% accurate by my experience.
|Subject headings:||BELIEF -- Body part Senses|
BELIEF -- Birth