Folklore_Analysis[1]

Folklore_Analysis[1] - As Alicia and I live in neighboring...

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As Alicia and I live in neighboring counties, in fact I live on the Perry/Juniata County line; we come from very similar backgrounds. We both had several of the same superstitions on our lists. I am also very familiar with her stories and legends. Juniata and Perry Counties are mostly rural farming communities with deeply religious roots. Having talked to people who grew up in the South and other areas, they did not have these superstitions and legends so familiar to our region. Many of these superstitions could be rooted in the religious beliefs that unlucky or bad occurrences are the work of the devil. In order to keep the devil away you do things a certain way. Hex signs were often, and still are today, hung on buildings to protect the family from troubles. Another possibility was to instill fear into children so they do not fall into harm’s way. Sometimes, superstitions are just common sense such as those pertaining to walking under a ladder or opening an umbrella indoors. Perhaps they started after a child
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2009 for the course ACC ACC300 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '09 term at Central Pennsylvania.

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