Salt. You cook with it, you throw it on the roads during winter, you can even clean with it. But for all of its many uses you must follow one rule: never, ever spill it.
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Last month we talked about the evil spirits that escape when you break a mirror. In fact, that is just one of many superstitions that are based off of warding away the evil presences around us. Spilling salt has always been a way to bring evil to your life. It is believed that when you spill salt, you could become possessed by the devil, or worse, left-handed.
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Historically, the left side of your body has always been considered the evil side. God led you on the right path and lived in your right side, so the devil took the left side. This is why people were suspicious of anyone left- handed during the middle ages. If someone was more comfortable using their left hand instead of their right, the devil was surely in charge of their motions.
Even if you’ve always been right-handed, the devil still waits on your left shoulder, hoping for an opportunity to cause trouble. If you’re ever that unlucky person who spills the salt, immediately grab a pinch and throw it over your left shoulder. You’re essentially throwing the salt right into his face.
If you’re brazen enough to go around knocking salt shakers over, let’s see how brave you are at our newest house: Circus of Superstition 3D. Buy your Howl-O-Scream tickets now, it starts this Friday!