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AFRICAN SUPERSTITIOUS BELIEFS


Every society has some strange beliefs that it members are aware of and would obey or observe without questioning. This beliefs have been with these societies for centuries. They are superstitious beliefs. The people have been made aware that there exist some punishments that the gods would rain on the society and those who break it. In some societies;


1. It is believed that a woman must not cook for the husband when she is experiencing her menses.
2. Others believe that when one whistles at night, the mother of the whistle blower would die.
3. Even in some societies, when a trader opens her shop in the morning and the first customer is a woman, it’s believed that, she would not have good sales that day. Hence she may call a male passerby, husband or son to collect the money from the customer on her behalf.
4. Children are admonished never to sing in the bath house because their parent would die if they do.
5. Farmers and fishermen are not to go the their farms on Wednesdays
Though these may not be scientifically proven, they are still relevant in the respecting of community values and laws and have some associated benefits to society.

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Anja wrote on June 9, 2014, 2:32 PM

When I was a kid, we were not supposed to step on cracks in the sidewalk. "Step on a crack, break your mother's back" was the saying. Of course nothing ever happened to our mothers as a result of walking on the cracks.

africanpen wrote on June 9, 2014, 3:53 PM

This is heart warming to hear

africanpen wrote on June 9, 2014, 4:22 PM

wow! then alot of mothers really had cracked backs. hahaha