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Aug
01
Ants

Ants

ANTSβ€”If ants flourish in your yard, it was said to be a good sign of prosperity. Annius writes that
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Aug
01
Alligator

Alligator

ALLIGATOR To see an alligator, was considered a very lucky omen to the people of Anamaboe and Dixcove in Ghana.
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Jul
30
Types of Divination

Types of Divination

(Links to more information to be added gradually.) Aeromancy: by air Alectryomancy: by hens and cockerels Aleuromancy: by eating bread
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Jul
30
Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Early Black Americans believed that sprinkling the floor with quicksilver would deter ghosts.
Jul
30
Ram Ram!

Ram Ram!

In Bengalese folklore, shouting "Ram Ram!" drives way ghosts and all evil things. Source Encyclopaedia of superstitions, folklore, and the
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Jul
30
Antler

Antler

"Antler– Stags' horns are considered in Spain to be an omen of the evil eye, and to be a safeguard
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Jul
30
Amethyst

Amethyst

Amethyst – The "maid stone." It's said that she who wears an amethyst will sleep calmly and have innocent dreams. Amethyst
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Jul
30
Amber

Amber

Amber – Amber has enchanted humanity for at least 10,000 years. From the Mycenaeans to the Mayans, amber has been
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Jul
30
Amazonite

Amazonite

Amazonite (also known as amazon stone, Green feldspar and Neshmet) – A popular stone among ancient Egyptians, the greenish amazonite represented
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Jul
27
Alectoria (Capon Stone)

Alectoria (Capon Stone)

Alectoria – Alectoria is a stone of darkish crystalline colour found in the intestines/gizzards of capons (castrated cockerels) that had
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