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Greek superstitions related to home - Primary School of Pteleos - eTwinning - 2015-2015

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Greek learners of the Primary School of Pteleos (Magnesia, Greece) work with their European peers to collect superstitions! The first category refers to home-related superstitions!

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Greek superstitions related to home - Primary School of Pteleos - eTwinning - 2015-2015

  1. 1. If you leave a hair brush upside down, then something bad is going to happen to your appearance!! Your beautiful face or body may become really ugly!!
  2. 2. If you see a black bird on top of your roof, someone in your family will die. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent it from happening!
  3. 3. If you are at home and you break a mirror, then something bad will happen to your family. Some people say that, if you break a mirror, you will have 7 years of very bad luck.
  4. 4. If you keep the scissors open at home, then people are gossiping about you. You must close it, so as to 'cut' their tongues!
  5. 5. You should never let a loaf of bread upside down. Some people say that something bad will happen to your family, while some others say that it's disrespectful to God.
  6. 6. If you leave your slippers upside down, then something bad is going to happen to you. That's why you should never leave your slippers upside down!!!
  7. 7. When you hold your cheeks with your hands, someone is going to die. That's why one should never lean his head on both of his/her palms.
  8. 8. You mustn't open an umbrella in the house! If you open an umbrella in your house, then someone, who lives in the house where you open the umbrella, is going to die! So, BE CAREFUL!!!
  9. 9. If you have an undesirable visitor at home and you want to send him/her away, the only thing you have to do is secretly spill some salt behind his back. This will send him/her away from you!!!
  10. 10. If you see a smoking hole in a log in your fireplace, then you are definitely the talk of the town, not always with a good reason. Greeks believe that smoking holes in pieces of wood, mean that somebody is gossiping on a person in your family.
  11. 11. If you have some guests at you house for some days and they decide to leave, you can't tidy and clean up your house until your guests reach their destination! If you start cleaning up right after they leave, something bad is going to happen to them.
  12. 12. Tuesday 13th is the unluckiest date of the year!!!

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