Lucky Food | Throwing Salt Over the Shoulder, Protective Garlic, the Incredible Egg (TSB045)
Published March 23, 2017
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    Ever wonder why you’re supposed to throw salt over your shoulder if you spill some? Or why garlic is said to be protection against vampires? Or just how many superstitions are linked to the egg?

    For the month of March, I’ll be looking at the stories behind common superstitions and symbols of luck.

    I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Lucky Food.

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    The role of Aristotle was played by Ryan from Kuldrin’s Krypt.

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    Sources:

    https://www.thoughtco.com/salt-folklore-and-magic-2562502

    http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/worth-ones-salt.html

    http://www.cracked.com/article_21686_5-awesome-technologies-created-by-ancient-civilizations.html

    https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-stories/2/lots-wife/

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/why-do-people-throw-salt-over-shoulders.htm

    http://listverse.com/2009/03/25/10-odd-superstitions-about-food/

    http://www.rd.com/health/beauty/13-surprising-benefits-of-garlic/

    https://books.google.com/books?id=YHCCX5B77MYC&pg=PA20&lpg=PA20&dq=Mohammedan+garden+of+eden+garlic+onion&source=bl&ots=R0P6IOC-Sd&sig=QdA5O8K43GwoeOH7XDOxak5Oeds&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjV5cLNjcrSAhVBVmMKHYGED9UQ6AEIOjAC#v=onepage&q=Mohammedan%20garden%20of%20eden%20garlic%20onion&f=false

    https://books.google.com/books?id=sTtIDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=%22gave+me+the+herb,+drawing+it+from+the+ground%22&source=bl&ots=oe-epC_yB4&sig=8Y_ReSjX34c5epE2MDdUk0KlBZY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSs6eEkMrSAhVT0WMKHRjtA2IQ6AEIMjAD#v=onepage&q=%22gave%20me%20the%20herb%2C%20drawing%20it%20from%20the%20ground%22&f=false

    http://discovermagazine.com/2015/nov/17-rooted-in-truth

    http://www.herballegacy.com/Porritt_History.html

    http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/10/garlic_superstitions_folklore.html

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/why-are-people-superstitious-about-double-yolked-eggs.htm

    http://www.snopes.com/science/equinox.asp

    http://goodlucksymbols.com/easter-eggs/

    https://www.catholiccompany.com/getfed/mary-magdalene-first-easter-egg/

    http://greece.greekreporter.com/2012/04/13/why-we-dye-eggs-red-at-easter/

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/anthropology-in-practice/beyond-ishtar-the-tradition-of-eggs-at-easter/

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