Old Lore About Teeth

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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.

From: Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling

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