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The more salsa you eat while pregnant, the hairier the baby

Main Piece Informant: Some Mexican families believe that when you are pregnant the more salsa you have the hairier the baby is gonna come out. I didn’t like salsa a lot, and I was pregnant at the same time as my cousin and she loved salsa, she would chug it. So our family would joke… Continue Reading »

Using a Safety Pin to protect unborn babies during a lunar eclipse

Main Piece Informant: When I was pregnant my mom- you know the news tells you when there is gonna be an eclipse– well she saw that and she told me that I needed to place a safety pin near my stomach inside of my shirt, near my stomach.   Interviewer: What was this for exactly?  Informant:… Continue Reading »

Haunted Babies

The informant was telling me of a belief that there are different kinds of babies. She explains how some babies are possessed by spirits when they are born below: There is one kind of baby that only cries at night and it cries really loud. We have a specific phrase for them yia cu long which… Continue Reading »

Babies and the Moon

Informant C is 20 year old and studies Journalism. She is half Turkish and speaks Turkish as well. Her mom is Turkish and is from the Eastern Turkey area, about 200 miles west of Syria. Her entire family is scattered over Turkey and have resided in Turkey for many generations. Many of them are involved… Continue Reading »