For example, it was believed that deliver safely and are easy to do, if you open the house doors and Windows.
To relief the condition of the labouring women has not only opened all doors, but the doors and drawers, cupboards, and so on.
Superstition of various countries associated with the door
In Germany people some time after the incident in the housing of death, try the door does not close – so you don't accidentally pinch your leaving soul. In Africa the rules are even more strict – debris cannot be swept out over the threshold for at least a year, so dust cannot damage the spirit of the deceased.
Quite common are superstitions. If suddenly a door opens by itself in the middle of the night, someone living there will soon have to bury. If the doors are off the hinges, it's a sure sign it will cause a fire. When you hear a door creaking, expected soon in trouble, and maybe housing will have to leave.
In those cases, when someone leaves at work or on the road, all doors and Windows must be closed for a while – it will help to stop gossip gossip, so they do not interfere to do it.
The impure force
People feared the evil spirits, in connection with which there is a superstition that one should not simultaneously open the inner and outer doors. It could cause break into their houses of evil spirits.
If we heard that someone knocked on the door, but there was no one, should be the sign of the cross and read "our father" - it will help to frighten off evil spirits. In Ancient Rome tried to cross the threshold of the house right foot only – to scare off evil.
The Romans even placed at the door of a special person who had to ensure that the threshold was crossed correctly.
In some places it was customary in a thunderstorm to open the door to enter the lightning was able to fly out. Omen was well known not only in those places where there was an abundance of ball lightning.
In some areas there is a superstition, according to which before the whole family went to sleep, the husband needs to close the front door. If this is not done, hassle spouses will last all night.
Should not be in front of the door to put the doll sitting a man will tend to leave the family. And young unmarried girls do not leave the door ajar – my husband is cheating.
Advice 2: Folk omens and superstitions about pigeons
People sign: the dove flew out the window
Do not immediately panic if suddenly the dove flew out the window. Traditionally, a harbinger of the imminent death of one of the household, but it's not as scary as it seems at first glance. If you think logically, live in towns and cities many pigeons, not surprisingly, that they can make mistakes and accidentally fly out the window. Another thing, if the window flew a pigeon sick and died right in the apartment.
For example, I used to live in the house where the neighbor all the time scattered bread crumbs on the window sill, hung near the window feeders and otherwise fed birds. Of course, that we have on the windowsill constantly crowded sparrows and pigeons, sometimes banging on the window and repeatedly flew in the open window. It is clear that nothing is meant, all family members were alive, and who died only of old age. No terrible tragedies in the house did not happen, so do not look for signs where they simply do not.
Should happen something extraordinary, to a pigeon flew into the window, really meant something.
People sign: the dove sat on the window sill
Again, this superstition has no Foundation. The people believed that ahead of you waiting for something terrible, if the dove sat by you on the window sill. It is believed that bad news can be bought off, if you pour pigeon grain or bread crumbs. In General, pokarmowy urban birds in any way useful.
Pigeon beats against the window
Also one of the bad omens. The people believed that you are waiting for bad news that will affect your plans.
However, I know cases where this sign is, by contrast, marked a very good event. A week after the dove knocked on the window, a friend found out she was pregnant. So it is impossible to interpret this omen by far. If the dove is beating at the window – wait for the news, but not necessarily bad.
You keep getting the same pigeon
If close you got the pigeon, he always arrives to you on the window sill, then be calm with you nothing bad will happen. Dove, who lives next door, protects you from harm and attracts good luck in the house.
It is believed that you send out positive energy, which attracts birds.
You hit by pigeon droppings
It is traditionally a good omen, promising a quick profit and success in financial matters. Dove gave you a kind of sign: get ready to receive the money, quietly wash dirty clothes and you will be happy.
To see a dead pigeon
It's a sure sign motorists. It is believed that if you hit a bird, then you need to be as careful as possible is a sign of the imminent crash.
Signs of white doves
To see a white dove – a good sign. You will find a large fortune. White doves are a rarity, as a rule, these birds derive only in special dovecotes. Unmarried girls a white dove portends a quick meeting with a good man, whom she soon married.