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We all have various superstitions about our everyday life activity that are passed through generations to generations. Strangely enough, in some cultures, these omens are still widely believed. You just can't get over the fact that everyone is going to die someday, but to know that its near is quite scary.
Here are some myths that people still believe about death.
According to an ancient roman belief, if a bird sits on your window or flies into your house, soon there will be a death in the family.
If you break a mirror with your reflection, then beware, death might be near.
- An ancient Greek Superstition.
Crawling of a bug or a beetle over your shoe is treated as a sign of death according to various European legends.
Dogs are thought to have a bizarre sense of approaching trouble and because of this, howls of dogs was considered as a symbol of death in ancient England.
According to a Chinese mythos, a black butterfly was believed as a messenger of death. Its presence is a bad omen and a cause of death in your house.
Comet in ancient time was blamed for various disasters. Halley's comet is considered as an instrument of death in ancient England. Even they had a rumor that Pope Calixtus III excommunicated Halley's Comet as an instrument of the devil.
A portrait falling off the wall on its own is a bad omen, and frequently predict the death of the subject.
If your clock stops working, its time to get worried. According to a South American myth, this is a symbol of your near death.
Knocks without reason are considered as a cause of death according to Native American Tribe. The Irish people believed that the three knocks at the door and window represent an omen of death. Similarly in Scotland, the knocks are acknowledged as an indication of death if they come at a regular interval of one to two minutes span.
In Medival Europe, an Opal was said to be capable of injuring or even killing the person wearing it. They believe it to be contaminated with evil & its presence in the house is responsible for the death of a family member.
It is an old Indian mythos that a woman in white dress results in an immediate death of the person whom she sees.