3 09, 2016

Superstition Saturday: Chicken

By | 2016-12-04T12:29:27+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Non-fiction, Superstition|1 Comment

When I think about birds in superstitions my mind immediately conjures images of ravens, owls, or raptors. The chicken is just a farm bird surrounded by Old McDonald’s other livestock, clucking here and there. However, numerous superstitions revolve around them, some harkening back to their more auspicious beginnings, and some after they became an everyday [...]

2 07, 2016

Superstition Saturday: Mushroom

By | 2016-12-04T12:29:27+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|Non-fiction, Superstition|1 Comment

Overnight, as if by magic, mushrooms spring from the ground. The seeming spontaneous origin of these fungi adds to their mystical intrigue. However, mushrooms are viewed very differently depending on the country. In England and Ireland, they are tied to death and decay, and fear surrounds these potential poisonous florae. They are known as Satan’s [...]