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  • 1. Çiğdem Bilen
    Tuğba Kaya
  • 2. CONTENTS:
    • SUPERSTITIONS
    • 3. SIMILAR SUPERSTITIONS
    BETWEEN HUNGARIAN AND TURKISH CULTURES
    • DISSIMILARSUPERSTITIONS BETWEEN HUNGARIAN ANDTURKISH CULTURES
  • SUPERSTITIONS
    • To believe in spite of evidence or without evidence.
    • 4. To account for one mystery by another.
    • 5. To disregard the true relation between
    cause and effect.
  • 6.
    • To believe that the world isgoverned by chance or caprice.
    • 7. To believe in the supernatural.
    • 8. To believe in miracles, spells and charms, in dreams andprophecies.
  • SIMILAR SUPERSTITIONS
    BETWEEN HUNGARIAN AND TURKISH CULTURES
    • when you walk under a ladder you are bound to incur bad luck on yourself.
    • Anyone who would deliberately break a mirror would place a curse on himself under which he would face bad luck for seven years.
    • Knocking on wood is seen as calling upon spirits for protection against misfortune.
    • Rabbit’s foot is thought to ward off bad luck and bring good luck.
    • It is considered bad luck if a black cat crosses your path.
    • The young husband carries the bride over the threshold when they enter for the first time.
    • anybody who finds clover with four leaves will bring luck to him/her.
    • To bring good luck, the horseshoe must be lost by a horse and be found by you
    • Don’t sit at the corner of a table, you won’t get married.
    • 9. If you blow out all of the candles on your birthday cake withthe first breath you will get whatever you wish for.
    • If you see a shooting star,
    think of something and it
    will come true.
    • Owls, even owl sculptures,
    are also bad luck. 
  • 10.
    • Two people are to pull apart a dried breastbone of a chickenand the one who is left withthe longer end will have theirwish come true.
    • If you put down your left foot first when getting out of bed, or if you put on your left shoe first, you will have bad luck
    • 11. If your left ear rings, you will hear good news; if your right ear rings, you will hear bad news
    • 12. If your left palm itches, you will get money; if the right one itches, you will spend money
  • HUNGARIAN SUPERSTITIONS
    • Friday the 13th
    there will be curses or unlucky things on that day.
  • 13. TURKISH SUPERSTITIONS
    • Cut your nails at night brings you bad luck.
  • HUNGARIAN SUPERSTITIONS
    some superstitions related to children;
    • if a finger or toe nails of an infant
    are cut previous to the age of 12 months,
    it will prove a thief in mature age.
    • A baby’s foot mustn’t be kissed because
    it’ll be difficult for him to learn to walk.
    • If someone visits the baby, but doesn’t
    sit down, he will take away the dreams
    of the baby.
  • 14. TURKISH SUPERSTITIONS
    some superstitions related to children;
    • , if you measure a baby’s length, the baby will remain short.
    • 15. If a baby creeps, a guest will come home.
    • 16. When a baby is kissed under its foot,
    it is believed to walk early,
    when kissed on lips early to speak early,
    when kissed on back of the neck to be obstinate.
  • 17. HUNGARIAN SUPERSTITIONS
    • If a statement is followed by a sneeze of one of the hearers, it is regarded as confirmation of its truth.
    • 18. When you meet a chimney sweeper, your wish will come true.
  • TURKISH SUPERSTITIONS
    • In order to guard against evil associated with envious or covetous eyes, they should wear or make available evil-eye bead in their clothes, homes, everywhere they exist.
  • HUNGARIAN SUPERSTITIONS
    • It is considered bad luck to spill salt, but the superstition most associated with this activity is not the act of spilling, but what comes next.
    • 19. In order to prevent the bad luck from settling on the salt spiller, the person who did the pilling is required to toss some of the spilled salt over his left shoulder.
  • TURKISH SUPERSTITIONS
    • there is belief that in order to prevent from evil-eye, the person affected from evil-eye should be casted lead.
    • 20. Lead is dissolved in a pan. A sheet is laid over the person affected from evil-eye. The lead is poured to bowl with cold water over the sheet. Then the curse is put away from that person.
  • HUNGARIAN SUPERSTITIONS
    Wedding superstitions;
    • Seeing a wedding procession
    makes you lucky in love.
    • To make a happy marriage,
    the bride must wear something
    old, new, borrowed, and blue.
    • When the young couple comes out from the registry office the wedding guests sprinkle rice on them. Rice symbolizes fertility.
  • TURKISH SUPERSTITIONS
    • handing any cutting utensil like knives or scissors to another person directly will cause the two individuals to fight.
    • 21. When somebody talks about good, lucky things, the others say that he should scratch his butt in order to prevent bad things happen.
  • HUNGARIAN SUPERSTITIONS
    • If you get hiccups,
    somebody is thinking of you.
    • In a noisy society when everyone
    stops speaking at once, an angel
    has flown across the room.
  • 22. TURKISH SUPERSTITIONS
    • When you sleep in a place
    where you stay at first,
    you should keep the house’s keys
    under your pillow. If you do this,
    you will see your future
    wife/husband in your dream.
  • 23.
  • 24. THANK YOU
    FOR
    YOUR ATTENTION 