Monthly Archives: March 2019
50 Fishy Superstitions
Here is a nice collection of folklore and superstitions about fish:
- A certain bone in the head of a fish will bring good luck, if kept on your person.
- An empty fish tank means bad luck financially.
- When a pet fish dies, something bad was deflected from the owner or household.
- To ensure good luck and safety, a fish should always be eaten from the head toward the tail.
- It’s a bad sign to get married when the fish aren’t biting.
- Throw back the first fish you catch then you’ll be lucky the whole day fishing.
- If you count the number of fish you caught, you will catch no more that day.
- Sometimes fish fall during a rain.
- It’s bad luck to say the word “pig” while fishing at sea.
- To dream of fish means someone is going to have a baby.
- In Japan, all fish are considered lucky, as the word for fish, “yu” is pronounced the same as the word for bounty or surplus.
- A crawfish pinching one of your toes will not let loose until it thunders.
- There is a precious stone in the head of a crawfish.
- Carry on your person the precious stone from the head of a crawfish and you will have good luck.
- Carrying a carp fish charm brings good luck, especially to lovers.
- Carrying the dried eye of a cod will bring good luck.
- Koi fish bring fame and riches.
- If you have goldfish in the house, you will be ailing all the time until you get them out.
- If you blow your breath into a goldfish jar, the fish will die.
- Having a painting of a gold fish is just as lucky as having an actual fish.
- It causes bad luck to keep goldfish in the house.
- Never let anyone give you a goldfish or you will have bad luck.
- Eat snappers and groupers, you will live a long time.
- If you say the entire word “plecostomus” outloud, your Pleco will die.
- It’s bad luck to step on a catfish.
- A giant wriggling catfish makes earthquakes.
- Do not count the crabs until all are collected or it is bad luck on the uncollected pots.
- Keep a piece of oyster shell in your pocketbook for luck and money.
- Minnows come by spontaneous generation.
- If the Arowana jumps out of the tank and dies, it means it saved you or your family from a bad omen.
- The bone in the head of a white perch is especially lucky, if carried by a fisherman.
- When Sharks are following a ship, especially three sharks, it’s a death omen.
- Wearing an eelskin garter cures cramps.
- Rubbing a wart with eels’ blood makes it go away.
- A live eel in a drink cures a person from drunkenness.
- Witches and sorcerers wearing eelskin jackets protects them from bullets.
- A cooked eel will become raw if left uneaten.
- A whole eel can be used to cure deafness.
- Eel fat will render fairies visible to humans
- Eating an eel heart gives you the power of prophecy
- Eating a whole eel will strike you dumb.
- It’s bad luck to burn a haddock.
- Shedding blood near where herring frequent causes the herring to desert the area.
- Laying a salted herring at your feet will relieve a sore throat.
- Suspending a herring from the ceiling on Good Friday will keep your house free from flies during the summer.
- Eating tench makes you strong and wise and can cure illness.
- Other freshwater fish rub themselves against tench when they are sick.
- Putting a trout’s head into a patient’s mouth cures whooping cough.
- Drinking beer in which a trout has been drowned cures whooping cough.
- Drinking milk in which a live trout has been made to swim cures whooping cough.
Note: This post was put together by Shirley Twofeathers, and a lot of work went into it, you may repost and share it only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.
The Flower Omens of Spring
The day you find the first flower of the season can be used as an omen:
- Monday means good fortune.
- Tuesday means greatest attempts will be successful.
- Wednesday means marriage.
- Thursday means warning of small profits.
- Friday means wealth.
- Saturday means misfortune.
- Sunday means excellent luck for weeks.