10 Common Superstitions And Their Not So Common Origins.

3. Why Are Lemon And Green Chilly Hung After Shops ?

The superstition goes something like this , Alakshmi, the god of misfortune is cause damage to the shop and the profits that come with it if it is allowed to enter inside. She is said to be fond of spicy and sour foods, so keeping 7 chillies and a lemon at the door will keep her only at the door, never letting her inside.

Lemon and chilly
Lemon and chilly

 

4. What’s Wrong With A Black Cat Crossing Your Path ?

Humans have a peculiar notion that the whole world revolves around them and them only and everything around them has to do something with them. So when they see a black cat on their way they see it as a sign that something bad is about to happen.
Which doesn’t make sense as cats were loved by humans since ancient times. Egyptians even used to worship them because of their enigmatic beauty. But it was the Victorian era in England when witches were said to exist, that black cats started getting a bad reputation. See, it was believed that witches could talk to cats and get them to do their dirty work.
They also believed that cats contain the soul of Satan himself so seeing a black cat meant that Satan was watching you.

Black cat
Black cat

Cat crossing
Cat crossing