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Pop Culture News. Posted by Kristyn Clarke Posted 4 years ago August 30, This year, one of the most talked about beliefs is the theory. Well, the possibility is enough to make people plan weddings, cesarean births and keep people continually looking at the clocks all day long. This belief in wishing is one of those things that just Black Out - Various - Super Eurobeat Vol.
130 ~The Global Heat 2002 Request Rush~ to spring up in childhood and take hold of us. But why? The legend and lore behind this wishing tradition is not widely established. Much of it is owed to and supported by numerologists Hard Times - Various - Soul Legends - Wishing On A Star believe that the events and seemingly coincidental glance at the clock at is much more than just chance, something more akin to synchronicity.
But there are other methods of wishing that are rooted in legend and history. Shooting Stars: A star is a magical thing, but a shooting star? Well, those are practically revered. The wishing on a shooting star is believed to have originated around AD — by Greek astronomer Ptolemy when he wrote that the Gods will, out of both curiosity and boredom, occasionally peer down at the earth from between the spheres where stars could sometimes slip out of this gap, becoming visible as shooting or falling stars.
But many other cultures also revered the shooting star, such as the Jews and Christians believing them to be fallen angels or demons and the Greeks thinking them the rising or falling of human souls. This belief stems back to the Germanic and Celtic peoples who considered wells and springs sacred places due to the idea that water housed deities and had been placed there as a gift from the gods.
Germanic people would also through armor and trinkets of defeated enemies into these waters, too, as well as throwing coins in the wells to show appreciation to the deity. When coins that were traditionally made of copper or silver and had certain properties that would keep the water from Tina Turner - Forever Gold sour would be thrown into the well, it was thus believed lucky.
This is where the tradition of dropping pennies into fountains comes from. Wishing wells, most common in Europe, are known to garner just under 3 million pounds a year — just from people throwing the coins in! Even the name plays on this concept of wishing, so why? They Hard Times - Various - Soul Legends - Wishing On A Star lay the collarbone out to dry in the sun and people seeking special knowledge from the gods could then make a wish upon this bone.
The Etruscans also believed that fowl were fortune tellers: the hen could announce the laying of an egg with a squawk and the rooster could tell the coming of a new day with an early morning crow.
With this in mind, the people would draw a circle in the dirt, split in wedges to represent different letters of their alphabet and have the hen peck at the grain within the circle, listing the letters in order of the pecking for the high priests to interpret as answers to questions. The Romans rook many Etruscan customs and the English took many of the Roman customs, so when the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, they brought along the wishbone and changed it from a chicken bone to a turkey bone considering the then-plethora of turkey in the woods.
These are often the types of wishing tropes that we find in the likes of books and movies. Sadly, we may not all be able to have a fairy godmother of our own not even our own Wanda and Cosmo! But with the power of wishes comes a certain danger. If you want to see this notion come to life even more, we recommend checking out Wishmaster McKinley To Denali.
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