Welcome back to another round of Highlights of our #SuperstitionSat sessions on Twitter. This week’s (22/01/22) theme was Money and Prosperity and I really enjoyed these three posts below.
The first, a snippet of superstitions from Central Europe, as Nordby told us that there is an old custom to carry a carp’s scale on your purse all-year-round to make sure you never find yourself penniless. I like carrying odds and bits and charms in my bag too, so I really enjoyed reading about this.
Our regular contributor Olivia Armstrong shared a retail superstition that left some readers worried about Health and Safety! Hopefully, shop-keepers only do the spitting sound these days, eh?
And finally, a short thread by another of our long-time contributors, curious ordinary. They specialise in Japanese folklore and yesterday they told us a tale concerning money and one of my favourite creatures, the Tanuki (Racoon Dog). What? Yes, I like dogs, what about it? Anyway, it is said that Racoon Dogs can shapeshift into many forms, so make sure you find one that can turn into a kettle!
I went to Japan once and I can’t tell you how excited I was to find Tanuki-san and get his autograph. And here is the picture we took together! I really like the yellow background here too, it brings out my eyes.
That is all for today! Please join us next week for more superstitions. Our theme for next Saturday, 29th of January will be:
HEALTH AND HEALING
Have a great week!
– Superstition Sam 🐾
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