Grade 8 | Unit 8.4 | Page 10
Do you recognize any of the following superstitions?
Good luck omens:
Bad luck omens:
And more: Broken mirror
Walking under a ladder
Friday the 13th
Full moon …
There are also numerous superstitions regarding the powers of the baobab
tree. Anyone who dares to pick a flower, for instance, will be eaten by a lion.
On the other hand, there is a belief that if you drink water in which the seeds
have been soaked, you will be safe from a crocodile attack.
These are all superstitions because they are beliefs that when you do (or see)
something, you will cause a particular (good or bad) consequence. The one
event may sometimes follow the other, but the one doesn't cause the other to