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Purses do NOT belong on the ground! – A superstition

Main Text: “It is never appropriate to put your purse on the ground because this will bring bad luck.”  Context:  DC told me this belief because when I asked her if she had any interesting folk beliefs that she has heard  she said that her mom passed this one along to her and it just stuck… Continue Reading »

Irish Purse Superstition

My informant’s Irish ancestry has a belief about women’s purses. It is seen as bad luck for a woman to leave her purse on the ground, even for a second. Many believe that setting one’s purse on the ground will cause all the money in that purse to “run away”, leaving the owner with nothing…. Continue Reading »