The superstition of not walking under a ladder originated 5,000 years ago in ancient Egypt. A ladder leaning against a wall forms a triangle, which was regarded as a sacred shape. In ancient Greece, it was common for people to consult “mirror seers,” who told their fortunes by analyzing their reflections. The mirror was dipped into water and the person was asked to look into the glass. If his image appeared distorted, he was likely to die. If clear, he would live. In the first century A.D., the Romans added a caveat to the superstition. It was believed that peoples’ health changed in 7 year cycles and therefore a distorted image resulting from a broken mirror meant seven years of misfortune. Around 3,500 BCE, the ancient Sumerians first took to nullifying the bad luck of spilled salt by throwing a pinch of it over their left shoulder. This ritual spread to the Egyptians and later, the Greeks. Are you superstitious? Let people know in this delicate yet impactful ID plate necklace.
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