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Egg shell superstition – 1917

Ostrich egg, chicken egg and quail egg Photo: Rainer Zenz Wikimedia Commons
Ostrich egg, chicken egg and quail egg
Photo: Rainer Zenz
Wikimedia Commons
The Central Record, 30th August, 1917 p10
(abridged)
Some in the west of Ireland, it is said, will never leave an egg shell open at one end only. They will always thrust a spoon through the lower end. Otherwise some wicked spirit will seize upon the shell and make a boat of it, in which to sail the soul of the careless person to destruction.

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B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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