[PLUG-TALK] Horseshoes

John Jason Jordan johnxj at comcast.net
Sat Nov 13 08:58:57 PST 2010


On Sat, 13 Nov 2010 06:39:23 -0800 (PST)
Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> dijo:

>On Fri, 12 Nov 2010, John Jason Jordan wrote:
>
>> I've been watching a lot of European movies. Several times I have
>> seen a horseshoe, and it is always upside down.
>>
>> Don't Europeans want to have good luck?
>
>   Perhaps their horses are dead?

Google helped me find part of the answers. Apparently in Poland and
Germany it is thought that you want it upside down so the luck will
pour out on you. In other areas it is believed that if it is upside
down no devils or demons can pass under it.

The source of the North American belief that it should be upright so it
will hold the luck is England.



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