The following interpretations are applied: north, bad luck, south, good harvest, west, good luck, east, love

The following interpretations are applied: north, bad luck, south, good harvest, west, good luck, east, love

Superstitions exist in every culture, and although we may never know their exact origin as many were unknown even in antiquity, we are all familiar with, if not subject to, at least one or two them ourselves. Superstitions cross all social, economic and time barriers, and while many attribute their ceaseless propagation to the innate psychological fears stemming from the human psyche, others view them quite differently. For many, superstitions are derived from the supernatural, and as such, they are endowed with predictive powers. Whether or not the power of superstition comes from a supernatural source or the power of one’s own mind, no can really know for sure. The one thing both of these theories do have in common however is their connection of superstition with power.

Birds have a long and close knit history with superstition. Perhaps this is because they come from the sky, a formerly, unreachable place for human beings. Birds have long been related to the supernatural as they spend their lives between the earth and the heavens. Below are some superstitions that relate to birds in general. Note they are divided into a few different categories, as the color, geography and behaviors of birds all seem to play a part the evolution of superstitions.

Please note that while the focus in this site is primarily on cardinals, this page is about bird superstitions in general. Continue reading “The following interpretations are applied: north, bad luck, south, good harvest, west, good luck, east, love”