At the origins of beliefs and superstitions

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Once upon a time people had close contact with nature. It forced them to try to understand, to decipher, to predict certain signs and phenomena occurring in nature. His observations on various phenomena, these people passed from mouth to mouth. This allowed some of the signs to reach the XXI century, preserving its pristine.

Interestingly, even today, many people firmly believe in the action of certain signs: for them is a dove that flew on the balcony is some kind of harbinger. And some of them even come to mind that are fairly common explanation for this behavior of the birds!
From the point of view of popular rumor, the behavior of the pigeon on the balcony is also treated differently. If the dove circling above the ceiling, bumping about the walls of the balcony, and then departs from it away, we decided to wait a dead man.

Why do pigeons fly to the balcony?

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The simplest explanation is unnecessary pigeon curiosity. These birds, like many others, attracts the curiosity and feeling of uncertainty. In addition, on the balcony of the man sometimes food (seeds, pistachio nuts, bread crumbs). All this makes the most daring pigeons and other birds to fly to the balcony to man. Of course, the pigeons behave very cautiously and instantly soar into the air.

Food is one common explanation of such a dovish behavior is as follows. The fact that in some houses (for example, in panel five-story building) above the Windows on the fifth floor there is a vertical rectangular opening. That they-the pigeons just love to sit. Usually next to these holes are the balconies, which is often some kind of food.

It happens the other way. For example, if there is the balcony is closed (glazed), the pigeons no end to go wandering around the roof, creating discomfort for the person: the endless noises, gulkana and annoying walk to do their thing. It is their peculiar walk. Especially since some of the balconies have a galvanized roof that when the sun heats up, allowing the pigeons to further warm up, if the street is not so hot.
To believe in these superstitions or not to believe – everyone decides for himself. The main thing is not to forget about the rational "grain" of the situation. If the dove suddenly flew to the balcony, it does not mean someone's death. It's just a pigeon got curious!

Why do pigeons fly to the balcony? Popular rumor

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The people are of the opinion that the pigeons sit on the balcony with bad news. The fact is that since ancient times people have associated birds with the human soul. In their opinion, the bird is the soul of the deceased person, who is the messenger from heaven. Its mission is to prevent a particular family about the imminent death of someone close to them. The bird may or just sit on the balcony, or even start to knock on the window. As they say, the land is rife with rumors.