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Mar 23, 2017

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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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/