According to the ancient Chinese practice of Feng-Shui, a decorative elephant must always face the front door of the home. This allows good luck to enter the home through the front door. The elephant must have its trunk lifted skywards.Continue Reading
According to Feng-Shui, every part of the home can be energized by using various symbols oriented in a specific direction. This brings good luck and wealth.
Elephants are a symbol of good luck in many cultures. The ancient Chinese considered the elephant a symbol of strength, wisdom, fertility and longevity. A pair of elephants is used for protection. In India, the elephant is revered as the God Ganesh.Learn more about Superstition
The idea that peacock feathers are bad luck is traced to a superstition that began in the Mediterranean, where the eye-like markings on the end of peacock feathers are called the “evil eye.” The "evil eye" markings are said to be the ever-watchful eye of the femaledemon Lilith.Full Answer >
Some believe if the first butterfly a person sees in the year is white, she benefits from good luck for the rest of the year. While many superstitions regarding butterflies pertain to good luck, others involve butterflies as souls, weather predictors and omens of death.Full Answer >
The theater is known for having many superstitions, including telling actors to "break a leg" instead of wishing them good luck, and referring to Shakespeare's "Macbeth" only as "The Scottish Play." But superstitious actors also avoid whistling because, in the early days of theater, doing so could result in serious injury from a confused stagehand.Full Answer >
As of 2015, as many as 25 percent of Americans believe in common superstitions, such as the number seven being lucky, knocking on wood preventing bad luck and the unluckiness of walking under a ladder. Forty percent believe in extrasensory perception, and 80 percent believe in a supernatural entity.Full Answer >