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Ladder Luck

July 19th, 2008 . by admin

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You must have heard that it is bad luck to walk under a ladder. Perhaps it is not just bad luck but it is a good habit not to walk under a ladder because things can fall from the top and drop onto you as you walk under the ladder.

While the modern man thinks that walking under a ladder is unlucky, ladder has considered as a lucky symbols in the past. The Egyptians placed ladders in their tombs to help the souls of the dead climb to heaven. They also carried charms in the shape of ladder to help them climb to greater heights. Symbols of ladders and other forms of good luck are written on talisman used in the middle ages.

Then why it is bad luck to walk under a ladder? When ladder is leaned against the wall, the ladder formed a triangle with the ground and the wall. The 3 sides of the triangle is believed to represent the family unit : father, mother and child. It is also believe to violate the unity of the family if one passes through the triangle. Some others says that the triangle represent Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which therefore cannot be interrupted by passing through.

If you ever accidentally walk under a ladder, you can save yourself by crossing your fingers and spitting three times through he ladder rungs.

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