Saturday, 21 February 2015

Sailors Superstitions

Bringers of Bad Fortune -

  • Beginning a voyage on Friday or on the 13th of the month.
  • Losing a bucket at sea brings ill fortune.
  • Sailing on a green boat.
  • Killing an albatross or a dolphin.

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If you encounter a red-haired person en-route to your boat, speak to them before they speak to you or prepare for a disastrous voyage.

Shaving, cutting hair, trimming nails is bad luck.

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Never step onto or off a boat with your left foot first.

Tattoos and piercing are said to ward off evil spirits, hence sailors’ love for ink.

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