Superstitions Connected with Acorns
The fruit of the oak, which has been associated with a variety of superstitious beliefs since time immemorial. The oak was venerated by the Druids in pre-Christian times and was similarly revered by many early civilizations, including ancient Rome (the goddess Diana was often depicted wearing a string of acorns). The Norse legend of that Thor sheltered from a thunderstorm under an oak tree has led to the belief that having an acorn on a windowsill will prevent a house from being struck by…
1. Place bowls of onions around your house, and you won't get colds or the flu. 2. Cut both ends off an onion. Put it into an empty jar and place it next to the bed of a sick patient at night. In the morning the onion will be black from all the germs and bacteria it absorbed during the night, and the patient will feel better.
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