Superstitions

Cambodian Ghosts

In Cambodia, The Ghosts of Yesterday Help Explain the Evils of Today By Andrew Lam The “tragedy of Cambodia” has been the subject of much comment and analysis, but few have considered what might be called the “spiritual” dimensions of the problem. For those who live in Cambodia — 9 out of 10 of them […]

Read More

Singapore Ghost Stories

Ghosts & Ghouls of SingaporeA true experience Every part of the world is plagued with the existence of ghosts and ghouls, each one as unique as their surroundings. Singapore is no different. In fact, I believe that the ghosts and ghouls of South East Asia are by far more scarier than those floating white spectres […]

Read More

Superstitions and Beliefs Related to Death

Superstitions and Beliefs Related to Death 1. If a black butterfly lingers around a person, it means that one of his relatives has just died. 2. No one should go out before the utensils used in eating have been washed and put away, otherwise a member of the family will die. 3. One must not […]

Read More

Unlucky and Lucky Days and Dates

Some Filipinos believe in lucky and unlucky dates and numbers. 1. The lucky dates of the twelve months of the year are the following: January 1, 3, 4, 5, 28, 29 February 2, 4, 5, 17, 26, 27, 28 March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 April 2, 6, 25, 26, 27 May 1, 2, 3, […]

Read More

Philippine Wedding Customs and Superstitions

Philippine Wedding Culture and Superstitions From: http://www.weddingsatwork.com Filipinos still adhere to numerous widely-held folk beliefs that have no scientific or logical basis but maybe backed-up by some past experiences (yet can be dismissed as mere coincidence). Below are just a few that concerns weddings. Some are still practiced to this day primarily because of ‘there’s nothing […]

Read More

Myanmar Mythology and Mythical Creatures

It’s not just in the Greeks mythology where animals were combined into a single form. Myanmars also have quite a few number of combined form of mythical creatures. Lion This is a Myanmar grotesque form of a mythical lion. Doe is still look like a lion to you? According to the legendary tales, lions are the […]

Read More

Afghan Superstitions

A mag-pie is sitting on the wall, some message might come to us. Cover your bald head or else it may start raining. 🙂 Don’t beat against the sandalI, it might rain. (sandalI is a popular means of keeping families warm in winter. It consists of a wooden squaretable about 40cm high covered with a […]

Read More

Superstition in Vietnam

Saigon – What is the best way to keep a child healthy? An old Vietnamese grandfather believes the charm of a certain necklace wards off evil spirits and he may give it to his grandson to protect the boy. An employee fails to show up for work on the third day of the lunar month […]

Read More

Thai Ghosts and Spirits

Spirits and ghosts live almost everywhere in Thailand. Most large trees are said to have a ghost or spirit living inside of it and old trees are held in particular respect. The favourite place for female ghosts to live is in a banana grove. There are many species of banana plants in Thailand, but a […]

Read More