Monday, 28 March 2011

28.03.2011 bis


un pugniddu di sali sutta lì capiddi

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Firenze 
28.03.2011
17.24h



..."The fiercest enemies of jettatura tie the ribbon-red, of course- to (their)horns to multiply the protection a hundredfold. Others use a plumerial leaf (agone americano), salt,  red pepper, bone (fuso). But the most sceptical have no faith in these; they consider then ineffective, good only for certain silly women who feel absolutely safe when they've sewn a salt crystal (uogghi di sau in Nicosia) inside their underwear or hidden some powdered salt under their hair (s'agghiummunianu un pugniddu di sali sutta lì capiddi, Alcamo)."
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Source: The Evil Eye: A Case Book, Ed. Alan Dundes; University of Wisconsin Press, 1981, 1992 pp 136_ Jettatura and the Evil Eye, by Giuseppe Pitrè
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28.03.2011



Needles
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Firenze 
28.03.2011
17.02h




... "With the evil eye, as with everything else, prevention is better than cure, so precautions are taken by parents that their children shall not deochiat. 
.... The nail, needle, and knife, being of iron, keep off evil spirits in general, not the evil eye in particular."


..."The natives weave their hair into fantastic shapes. If a person has very fine hair, he puts a few thorns in it to keep off the evil eye. Should the evil eye fall on his hair, his head would break out in sores."...






Source: The Evil Eye: A Case Book, Ed. Alan Dundes; University of Wisconsin Press, 1981, 1992
pp 126_Evil Eye in Roumania, by A. Murgoci
pp 136_ Jettatura and the Evil Eye, by Giuseppe Pitrè
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Thursday, 24 March 2011

24.03.2011

It is said that if you place a pinch of any kind of salt, even table salt, under each corner of the bed, it will banish nightmares.

Source: http://www.jesterbear.com/Hoodoo/