From A Handbook of Mythology (1886) by E.M. Berens. Edited by L.E. Ataire.
The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome. By E.M. Berens. First published in 1886.
The Matchmaking Ant - a Korean Folktale An angleworm wanted to get married, so he asked an ant to act as a go-between and find him a wife. The ant arranged for the angleworm to wed a thousand-legged worm. When the angleworm heard this, he cried: “Oh, no! I never
ALLIGATOR To see an alligator, was considered a very lucky omen to the people of Anamaboe and Dixcove in Ghana. For a maiden to see an alligator in the water, foretells trouble. The South American natives on the banks of the Orinoco river believe that an alligator, before going in
(Links to more information to be added gradually.) Aeromancy: by air Alectryomancy: by hens and cockerels Aleuromancy: by eating bread and cheese. Alphitomancy: by barley meal. Anthropomancy: by the entrails of a human being. Arithmancy: by numbers. Astrology: by the stars. Belomancy: by marked arrows. Bibliomancy: by the Bible (open-
Early Black Americans believed that sprinkling the floor with quicksilver would deter ghosts.
In Bengalese folklore, shouting "Ram Ram!" drives way ghosts and all evil things. Source Encyclopaedia of superstitions, folklore, and the occult sciences of the world. : a comprehensive library of human belief and practice in the mysteries of life ... Editorial staff: Cora Linn Daniels and C.M. Stevans. (1903). Chicago.