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SUPERSTITION:  SPILLING SALT


Description: If you spill some salt, throw some over your left shoulder to avoid bad luck; put salt on the doorstep of a new house and no evil can enter.

Origin: Probably Roman

Salt was the first food seasoning and was highly valued in Ancient times. Everyone from the ancient Sumerians on down had a sackful of superstitions about salt, and by the Christian era the practice of throwing spilled salt over the left shoulder was a rebuke to the evil angels said to lurk on the left side of every soul.

This superstition appears in Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper, from the 15th Century, which shows Judas spilling salt at the table - a foreshadow of his coming betrayal.




 

SPILT SALT

- BAD LUCK IF YOU THROW IT OVER YOUR SHOULDER AND IT HITS SOMEONE IN THE EYE!!!

Superstition SPILT SALT Bad Luck



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