What Is the Superstition About Finding a Bloody Egg?

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According to superstitious beliefs, seeing a bloody egg supposedly means the person seeing it will soon die. This belief started during May Day celebrations when a single woman would toss an egg into the fire. If the woman saw blood on the shell, then it signified that the woman would soon die, according to the superstition.

The superstition also has another version. In the other version, the blood is in the yolk. The end result is the same, however. Eggs have been quite prolific in superstitions. Some superstitions relate eggs to good luck, while others claim eggs can keep evil spirits and witches away. There are even superstitions for how to ensure the eggs produce either hens or roosters.