Old Lore About Teeth
Gypsy lore surrounding teeth is as follows:
- A child’s first tooth must, when it falls out, should be thrown into a hollow tree.
- Those which come out in the seventh year are carefully kept, and whenever the child suffers from toothache, one is thrown into a stream.
- The tooth of a wolf hung to the neck of an infant was believed to be an efficient amulet against disease;
- A child’s tooth caught before it falls to the ground and set in a bracelet was considered to be beneficial to women.