Superstitions - Dreams

By: Superstitions  09-12-2011


431. If you take a baby in your arms for the first time, and at the same time wish, you will get your wish before the year is out. Quebec. 432. Take your Bible and wish. If it opens at and it came to pa..

463. To dream of cod or caplin is a sign of rain[TN-3] Newfoundland. 464. To dream of a good catch of fish is a sign of rain. Heart's Content, N.F. 465. To dream of catching fish is good lu..

494. To dream of white things is lucky (or sign of death?). Newfoundland. 495. Dreaming of white things is a sign of snow in summer. Labrador and Newfoundland. 496. Dreaming of working on w..

498. To dream of a dead father is lucky. Labrador. 499. To dream of a dead mother is unlucky; it brings sorrow. Labrador. 500. To dream of the dead is a sign of hearing from the living. ..

505. To dream of walking in a garden is a sign of a graveyard. 506. To dream of ploughed ground indicates that a grave will be dug for some member of the family before the year ends. Western New York. ..

510. To dream of eggs means you will get a beating,[TN-4] Prince Edward Island. 511. Dreaming of eggs is a sign of anger; if broken, all over. New Harbor, N.F. 512. To dream of whole eggs i..

514. It is bad luck to dream of fire. St. John, N.B. 515. To dream of fire portends sickness. Eastern Massachusetts. 516. If you dream of fire, it is a sign of trouble in the family. ..

524. To dream of a baby is a sign of death. 525. To dream of babies is unlucky or is a sign of trouble. General in the United States. 526. To dream of carrying a child is unlucky. 527. It is bad lu..

538. To dream of walking through snow means sickness. St. John, N.B. 539. To dream of a snowstorm is a sign of the speedy death of a relative. South Framingham, Mass. 540. To dream of snow ..

543. To dream of silver money is a sign of sickness. 544. To dream of small change (money) is bad luck. Newfoundland. 545. To dream of gold or silver is good luck; of paper is bad. Boston, ..

547. To dream of teeth is unlucky. Eastern Massachusetts. 548. It is death or bad luck to dream of teeth falling out. Newfoundland and Northern Ohio. 549. To dream of losing a tooth means a..

553. To dream of smooth water means good luck; of rough water means ill luck. St. John, N.B. 554. Dreaming of running water means approaching death to the dreamer or some near relative. 555. To drea..

560. To dream of marriage is a sign of a funeral. Topsail and Carbonear, Trinity Bay, N.F. 561. If you dream of a marriage, it is the sign of a death; and if you dream of a death, it is the sign of a ma..


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