Filthy room is bad luck

The twenty-two year old female informant born in the Gabonese Republic, a state located on the west coast of Central Africa, revealed that as a child her parents told her “a filthy room will attract bad luck…or bad spirits.” I think that this belief was a way for parents to scare their children into cleaning their room. Mysticism is engraved in Gabon culture this belief was a clever way to use that authority to scare their children.